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Hantavirus Kills Man In China: Panic Over New Outbreak In China

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Hantavirus Kills Man In China: Panic Over New Outbreak In China

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Hantavirus Kills Man In China: Panic Over New Outbreak In China

A Chinese citizen has died in Yunna Province of China after testing positive to a new virus, Hantavirus.

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 for HPS infection if exposed to the virus,” Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said in its website.

Although HPS can’t be passed on from person to person, it can be contracted if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent droppings, urine, or nesting materials, states Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet.

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  1. Mimia

    March 25, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    May GOD SAVE US ALL AMEN .LASAR FEVER NEVER RAIN FINISH NOW HANTA VIRUS .PEOPLE SHOULD START BUYING RATS POISON

  2. Metu Nyetu

    March 25, 2020 at 7:38 PM

    NA WHO DE even fyn name for all this virus sef? Hanta!!!!! And all the problems of the world traced to rodents! Na wa o!

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