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HANTAVIRUS: Another Virus Hits China

HANTAVIRUS: Another Virus Hits China

….First victim dies after testing positive
As China battles with the deadly COVID 19, a new virus has reared its ugly head in the country. Tagged Hantavirus, the new disease has claimed its first victim in Yunnan province after testing positive to it.
The man died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus, China’s Global Times reports
Hantavirus immediately became a trend on social media following the report with people panicking that it was another COVID-19 ready to cause a new pandemic. However, unlike coronavirus, Hantavirus is not airborne.
Humans who contract the Hantavirus usually come into contact with rodents that carry the virus.
“Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for Hantavirus exposure. Even healthy individuals are at risk of infection if exposed to the virus,” Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said on its website.

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