Even as the world is seized by the coronavirus outbreak and facing a tragedy like never before in entire lockdown a Chinese man falling from the Hantavirus has sent additional shockwaves on the internet.
The man was reportedly moving by bus in the Yunan area when he quickly departed and tests showed the presence of the deadly hantavirus and efforts are on to test the other 32 co-passengers.
The Hantavirus is actually not a new one as claimed by the heavily shared Whatsapp community but has been in existence already.
Unlike the coronavirus, the Hantavirus is not transferable from humans to humans but rather from rodents to humans according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If a person happens to touch the urine, saliva, faeces or nesting materials of a rat or other rodents and then touch their muzzle, nose or eyes the Hantavirus can affect him.
The signs of Hantavirus are
- Fever greater than 101◦F, chills, body aches, headaches.
- Nausea and vomiting and abdominal pain.
- New rash (faint red spots)
- A dry cough followed by rapid onset of breathing difficulty.