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Chinese Man Dies Of Hantavirus, Another Infectious Disease

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As the world was busy battling COVID-19, China reported another case where a man tested positive of a virus but of a different kind. This man has died from hantavirus, Oh No !! What virus again ??!!  Hantavirus is another infectious disease, Anadolu Agency quoted local media as reporting on Tuesday.

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Chinese daily The Global Times said a man from southwestern Yunnan province passed away after contracting the virus. He died while travelling back to work from Yunnan to Shandong Province on a chartered bus on monday.

It added that 32 fellow passengers on the bus had also been tested. However, information on their test results was not provided.

The viral disease was first reported in the U.S. in 1993. It is transmitted to humans by rodents such as mice and rats. Media reports suggest that the virus can spread to people through contact with urine, feces, and saliva, and by a bite from an infected rodent.

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No human-to-human transmission of this virus has been found except for Argentina in 1996 when it was suggested that “strains of hantaviruses in South America may be transmissible from person to person,” according to U.S.-based centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

Unlike Covid-19, whose symptoms include cough, fever and breathing difficulties, hantavirus in the body leads to fatigue and muscle aches, as well as headaches.

Oh no….. We don’t want another virus !!! 😨😨😨

Source : NST