Coronavirus is creating havoc throughout the globe as it has taken more than 17,100 lives so far. While the situation from coronavirus is worsening day by day, there is another virus out that has created shockwaves throughout the internet.
Reportedly a Chinese man dies of Hantavirus. The man was reportedly traveling by bus in the Yunnan province of China when he suddenly died and tests revealed the presence of the deadly hantavirus and efforts are being made to test the other 32 co-passengers.
The Hantavirus is actually not a new one as claimed on social media but has been in existence already. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the hantavirus is not communicable from humans to humans transmission but rather it is from rodents to humans. If a person touches the urine, saliva, feces or nesting materials of a mice or other rodents and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes then there are chances that the virus may get transmitted to humans from rodents
Some of the known symptoms of hantavirus are:
Early symptoms of hantavirus
- Muscle aches
Symptoms after 1-2 days
- Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
- New rash (fainted red spots)
- dry cough
- difficulty in breathing
Hantavirus Vs Coronavirus
While the symptoms of hantavirus are similar to that of coronavirus, yet it is less fatal than coronavirus which has taken more than 17,100 lives and infected more than 3,92,000 people so far.
It is estimated that there are more than 1.5 million hantavirus cases in China alone from 1950 to 2007 including 46,000 deaths. The number of hantavirus cases is estimated at 32,000 in Finland from 2005 to 2010 and over 90,000 have been reported in Russia from 1996 to 2006.
While there are vaccines of hantavirus according to Wikipedia, but we don’t have any vaccine for coronavirus yet which makes it much deadlier than hantavirus.