Breaking News

.

Mar 24, 2020

Hantavirus : Is it similar to CoronaVirus (Covid19)? Read This.

Is Hantavirus the new Pandemic?

   The coronavirus outbreak may have only just begun, but already the world has begun freaking out about another deadly virus. This is the hantavirus, which yesterday killed a Chinese man who was travelling on a bus to Shandong.
Carried by rodents, the hantavirus can cause severe respiratory disease, much like the coronavirus. But the CDC puts the mortality rate of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome – the disease caused by North American strains of the virus – as high as 36%.
   Hantavirus is primarily spread through direct contact with infected rodents, not by human-to-human transmission.
Why? Because most strains of hantavirus show no evidence of transmitting from human-to-human.