As the Recent, Coronavirus fever is getting bigger & bigger in India, now china has come up again with a virus termed “Hanta Virus”. Already many countries got affected much bigger through the Corona, This Hanta has panicked & it got trending in Twitter while this early morning. So what is Hanta & we have heard China is famous for producing electronic products and fake products now they are becoming masters in producing viruses one by one?
What is Hanta Virus?
Hantavirus is a single-stranded, enveloped, negative-sense RNA virus in the family Hantaviridae of the order Bunyavirales. These viruses normally infect rodents but do not cause disease in them. Humans may become infected with hantaviruses through contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces.
Hantaviruses are a family of viruses spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people worldwide. Infection with any hantavirus can produce hantavirus disease in people. Hantaviruses in the Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is most common in rural areas of the western United States during the spring and summer months. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome also occurs in South America and Canada. Other hantaviruses occur in Asia, where they cause kidney disorders rather than lung problems.
Hantavirus is spread when virus-containing particles from rodent urine, droppings, or saliva are stirred into the air. It is important to avoid actions that raise dust, such as sweeping or vacuuming. Infection occurs when you breathe in virus particles.
How likely is it to get hantavirus?
Cohen: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is rare — the chance of getting the disease is 1 in 13,000,000, which is less likely than being struck by lightning.
There is no specific treatment, cure, or vaccine for hantavirus infection. However, we do know that if infected individuals are recognized early and receive medical care in an intensive care unit, they may do better.
Currently, there are no readily available tests to diagnose HPS or even hantavirus infection in the early stage of the infection or disease mainly because the early symptoms are so nonspecific and the disease of HPS so infrequent. There has been no pressing need or use for a test
In January 2017, there have been 728 cases of hantavirus infection reported in 36 states, with the highest numbers reported in New Mexico and Colorado, according to the CDC.
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