What is HantaVirus ? | Outbreak In China | Symptoms | Prevention | HantaVirus Pulmonary Syndrome

What is HantaVirus ? | Outbreak In China | Symptoms | Prevention | HantaVirus Pulmonary Syndrome


health officials and China confessed
that there are another outbreak and people were suffering from another
disease doctors named this disease hantavirus in May 1993 there was an outbreak of an
unexplained respiratory illness occurred in United States of America
investigators found that it is severe sometimes fatal respiratory disease
caused by infected mices health officials named this virus’s hantavirus
it is so dangerous even healthy people are at the risk if exposed to this virus hantavirus are a family of viruses that
can cause various diseases and people mortality rate is about 38% some
hantavirus azar known as new world hantavirus it may cause hantavirus
pulmonary syndrome also called HPS other hantavirus is known as old world
hantavirus are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever
with renal syndrome or also called hfrs symptoms can vary from moderate to
severe early symptoms include fever headache and muscle aches especially in
the large muscle groups thighs hips back and sometimes shoulders and stomach
problems dizziness chills after the initial phase of illness the
late symptoms of this virus appear these include pulmonary congestion in
which lungs filled with fluid and shortness of breath
it becomes the life-threatening pneumonia people can get this virus when they are
exposed to infected rodents exposures may include breathing in the
contaminated environment this may happen when Rodent’s Urine and droppings
containing hantavirus is stirred up into the air
touching eyes nose or mouth after touching rodent droppings urine or
nesting materials that contain the virus or a bite from an infected rodent
incubation period of this virus is about one to five weeks this virus cannot be
spread from person to person rodents known to carry hantavirus include deer
mouse cotton rat rice rat white-footed Mouse these are wild rodents not all
rodents carry hantavirus so it is wise to avoid all contact with rodents when
possible diagnosing this virus and an individual who has only been infected
for a few days is difficult because early symptoms such as fever muscle
aches and fatigue are easily confused with influenza patient having history of
recent rodent exposure or experiencing symptoms of fever and fatigue or
shortness of breath should see physician immediately unfortunately there is no
specific treatment cure or vaccine for this virus so prevention is better than
cure additionally we can give oxygen therapy
to help them through the period of severe respiratory distress
humans are not reservoirs of this virus so the best way to prevent this virus is
to eliminate or minimize contact with rodents there’s an easy way to do this
it’s known as seal up! trap up! clean up! seal up holes
inside and outside the home to keep rodents out. Trap rodents around the
home to help reduce the population clean up any food that is easy to get to.
hand-washing is the key to prevent this virus so wash your hands with
alcohol-based soaps or hand sanitizers so please stop it before it stops you you