||single-stranded, enveloped, negative-sense RNA virus in the family Hantaviridae
of the order Bunyavirales
| Carrier of Hantavirus
|| Rodents (These viruses normally cause infection in rodents, but do not cause
disease in them.[)
||southwestern United States
||Fatigue, fever and muscle aches(thighs, hips, back, and sometimes shoulders),
headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems( nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, and abdominal pain).
|Causes / Complications
||Heart and lung failure (hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
(HFRS) / hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)/hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome
|Spreads to Human
||Yes through contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces.
| Hantavirus Cause
||Infection in rodents but do not cause disease in them.
||1. Stay away from rodents leave
2. Cover nose and face during exposure
to mouse droppings.
3. Sanitize mouse droppings places so
infected dust not spread in the air.
4. Decreasing rodents population by
||Treatment limited, Supportive care
includes oxygen therapy, fluid replacement and use of medications to support
||Blood tests identify proteins (antibodies)
associated with the virus.