A man dies in China for a hantavirus and breaks the panic in the world. A relative of the coronavirus that adds to the disaster that is causing the Covid-19? No, fortunately it is not so: the hantavirus in fact - associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome - are present in many parts of the world in wild rodents, which eliminate them with urine and feces. The transmission is typically between rodents and very rarely to the man, if not with the inhalation of aerosols from excreta of infected mice, and then the stool or urine, or saliva, or after exposure to dust from the nests of the rodents. Transmission - precise to the Cdc of Atlanta, the american center, which studies infectious diseases - may also occur through contact of infected urine in lesions of the skin or in the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth. Those who work with live rodents could be exposed to hanta virus through the bite of infected animals. The-human transmission can occur but is extremely rare, and in fact, none of the 32 travellers of the same bus of the chinese dead is a positive result to the test.
cases of hantavirus have a certain seasonality, and occurred mainly in the villages of China, Korea, and Russia, typically between may and June and between October and December."There is no reason to worry about the hantavirus disease, is a preventable and controllable, and there are vaccines," he told the Global Times Yang Zhanqiu,virologist at the university of Wuhan. In mild forms of the infection is often asymptomatic, otherwise, the incubation can last up to two weeks, and - in the variants symptomatic of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome - the onset is sudden, with high fever, headache, lumbago and abdominal pain. The mortality varies from 1 to 15%, according to data from the Cdc.
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