While the world is still battling with Coronavirus, another deadly virus, Orthohantavirus popularly referred to as Hantavirus, has emerged from China.
The virus has already killed a man from Yunnan Province.
He was on a chartered bus to Shandong Province for work on Monday when he fell and died, Global Times reported.
He was tested positive for Hantavirus.
Other 32 people on the bus were tested also.
Hantavirus is spread mainly by rodents.
Unlike Coronavirus, the cases of human-to-human transmission of Hantavirus are rare.
Humans may become infected with Hantavirus if they come in contact with rodent urine, saliva, or faeces.
Early symptoms of the virus include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches, along with headache, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems.
If left untreated, it can lead to coughing and shortness of breath and finally death.
More than 377,000 people have been infected by Coronavirus across the world and 16,500 have died from it.
Countries are being placed on lockdown to prevent further spread of the COVID-19.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Early symptoms of HPS include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches, along with headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If left untreated, it can lead to coughing and shortness of breath and can be fatal, with a mortality rate of 38 percent, according to CDC.
While the initial symptoms of HFRS too remain the same, it can cause low blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure.
HPS can’t be passed on from person to person, while HFRS transmission between people is extremely rare.
As per the CDC, rodent population control is the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infections.
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