What is Hantavirus? – All you need to know.

What is Hantavirus? Before panicking and jumping to conclusion, you should know the facts about the virus.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a respiratory disease caused by infection with hantaviruses. It can be severe and fatal in some cases in humans.

The virus is usually spread by rodents’ urine, faeces, saliva as the virus usually infects the rodents. The virus is not airborne but can be transmitted from one person to another if someone touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching rodent dropping, urine or nesting materials.

Hantavirus Symptoms:

The symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle aches, headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems such as vomiting and diarrhoea. The late symptoms include lungs filling up with fluids and shortness of breath.

It should be noted that 15-20 per cent deer mic are infected with hantavirus but it is rare for humans to contract the disease because virus dies shortly after contact with sunlight.

Source: India.com

Originally posted 2020-03-24 19:41:07.


About Pharm. Samuel Amadotor

Samuel Amadotor is an HND holder in Pharmacy, an expert in the field of natural health, fitness, functional movement and nutrition. He is passionate about helping people increase their performance in all areas of life Using food as medicine.