Man Dies Of Hantavirus In China

Written by Akash Sharma

New Delhi: Even as the world is grappling with the coronavirus, hantavirus of Korean origin, has claimed the life of a man in China.

Chinese state-run Global Times reported that a person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus Monday.

“He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested,” it tweeted.

There was no quick affirmation about the test aftereffects of different travelers on board the transport.

As indicated by the US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is an extreme, at times deadly, respiratory illness in people brought about by contamination with hantaviruses. It included that any individual who comes into contact with rodents that convey hantaviruses is in danger of HPS.

Rat invasion in and around the home remains the essential hazard for hantavirus introduction. Indeed, even solid people are in danger for HPS disease whenever presented to the infection, it said.

Despite the fact that the US has not detailed any case in which the infection was transmitted starting with one individual then onto the next, the CDC noticed that in Chile and Argentina, uncommon instances of individual to-individual transmission have happened among close contacts of an individual who was sick with a kind of hantavirus called Andes infection.

1. How Is The Hantavirus Spread?


As per CDC, rodents shed the infection in their pee, droppings, and salivation. The infection is for the most part transmitted to individuals when they take in air sullied with the infection.

“At the point when new rat pee, droppings, or settling materials are worked up, modest beads containing the infection get into the air. This procedure is known as ‘airborne transmission’,” it said.

Be that as it may, there are a few different ways rodents may spread hantavirus to individuals, incorporating if a rat with the infection chomps somebody.

Researchers accept that individuals may get the infection in the event that they contact something that has been tainted with rat pee, droppings, or spit, and afterward contact their face.

Individuals can get wiped out in the event that they eat nourishment debased by pee, droppings, or spit from a tainted rat, the CDC said.


2. Symptoms Of The Virus Hantavirus

CDC says that early symptoms include fatigue, fever and muscle aches, especially in the large muscle groups — thighs, hips, back, and shoulders at times. These symptoms are universal.

It added that there may also be headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

About half of all HPS patients experience these symptoms, it said.


3. Treatment For The Virus

There is no specific treatment, cure, or vaccine for hantavirus infection.

“However, we do know that if infected individuals are recognised early and receive medical care in an intensive care unit, they may do better. In intensive care, patients are intubated and given oxygen therapy to help them through the period of severe respiratory distress,” CDC said.

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