Man in China dies after testing positive for ‘hantavirus’

Following his death, hantavirus became a trend on social media, with people panicking and stating it was another COVID-19 ready to tear the world apart again.

However, contrary to popular opinions, below are things you need to know about Hantavirus.

Firstly, unlike coronavirus, hantavirus is not airborne. Humans who contract the hantavirus usually come into contact with rodents that carry the virus. “Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure.

Although it can’t be passed on from one person to another, it can be contracted if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent droppings, urine, or nesting materials.

SYMPTOMS

Some of the early symptoms of the virus may include fever, headache, muscle ache, abdominal pain, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.  While late symptoms include lungs fill with fluid and shortness of breath.

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