After the coronavirus, man dies of hantavirus in China. While the world is still struggling to subdue the spread of Coronavirus, a rodent-borne virus (Rodents are reservoirs and hosts for several zoonotic diseases such as plague, leptospirosis, and leishmaniasis) called Hantavirus has reportedly emerged in China.
According to China’s Global Times, A person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus on Monday. Tests of the man revealed that he had been infected by Hantavirus. Healthcare authorities have also tested 32 other passengers of the bus for the same disease.
The news of another virus emerging in China has sparked fears among social media. This disease could also snowball into a global crisis like the COVID-19.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said hantavirus is rare — but put the death rate at 38 percent.
Hantavirus has symptoms similar to Coronavirus such as fever, shortness of breath, headache, muscle pain, chills, stomach problems, and dizziness. However, unlike Coronavirus, Hantavirus does not spread from human to human, according to CDCP.