Hantavirus: China records outbreak of another disease

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Amidst outrage of the Coronavirus spread, has reported another outbreak of a deadly , .

In a report by ’s English tabloid, Global Times, on Monday, revealed that a person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus.

He was tested positive for # on Monday and other 32 people on bus were tested.

In a research, An orthohantavirus or Hantaviruses are a family of viruses spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied syndromes in people worldwide. 

Infection with any can produce in people.

Hantaviruses in the Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Other hantaviruses, known as “Old World” hantaviruses, are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).

Each hantavirus serotype has a specific rodent host species and is spread to people via inhalation of aerosolised virus that is shed in urine, feces, and saliva, and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.


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