Man in China Dies of Hantavirus, New Virus Spreading in China?

A man who passed away in Yunnan Province in China has been tested positive for hantavirus, according to reports.

The victim was traveling on a bus from Yunnan Province to Shandong Province with 32 other people. Those on board have reportedly tested for Hantavirus, results are yet to be released.

Hantavirus is not new. These viruses normally cause infection in rodents, but do not cause disease in them.

Humans may become infected with hantaviruses through contact with rodent urine, saliva or feces. However, the virus is rarely passed from human to human.

A person infected with hantavirus may show variety of complications such as pulmonary syndrome and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome.

There is no specific treatment, cure, or vaccine for hantavirus infection. However, infected individuals if diagnosed at an early stage and receive medical care in an ICU, they may do better, according to U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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