What is the Hanta virus and how dangerous is it for humans?

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Internet sites caught on to the news of the death of a man in China after contracting Hanta virus, which sparked controversy and fear of a new outbreak of an unexpected disease.

Many have asked what is the Hanta virus, what are its symptoms and how is it spreading.

In this regard, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that the Hanta virus (one of the viral pathogens) is spread mainly by rodents.

Experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that people with Hanta virus will show symptoms including fever, bleeding and kidney damage. The incubation period for the Hanta virus usually ranges from 7 to 14 days, with rare cases of short symptoms of 4 to 2 months.

Early symptoms include: fatigue, vomiting and red cheeks. The infection can be transmitted to humans from infected rodents, whether they are wild or domesticated.

People can also become infected with the Hanta virus, from the feces or urine of rodents, or by touching the eyes, nose, or mouth, and the infection can be transmitted by a bite of the infected rodent. Media reports stated that there was no information received about a direct transmission of the infection from one person to another.

In China, Hanta vaccines have been available for nearly 20 years, and vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection. It also has vaccination programs for Hanta virus in high-risk areas.

Although countries around the world are on high alert due to the Coruna virus, there is no indication that the Hanta virus is a public health threat.

It is worth noting that the Hanta virus is not new at all, as it has been known for decades and may have been active for a longer period, and the world is very well equipped to deal with it. (RT)







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