What is Hantavirus and how does it spread

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News:Recently,a Chinese man has died from a virus known as Hantavirus.

Facts:

  • Hantavirus are a family of viruses which are spread mainly by rodents.
  • Transmission:It does not spread from one person to another but it can be contracted if someone comes in contact with a rodent that carries the virus.
  • Symptoms:Fatigue,fever, muscle aches, abdominal problems, coughing and shortness of breath.
  • Complications:Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome(HPS) and haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome(HFRS).
  • Treatment: There is no specific treatment, cure or vaccine for Hantavirus infection.