cases of hantavirus in the us

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  • Feb 02, 2020

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Hantavirus Disease, by State of Reporting | Hantavirus | DHCPP | CDC

A man who died in China Monday reported positive for hantavirus, but that does not mean you have to worry any more will come.

Hantaviruses are a family of viruses that spread through rodent, according to the US. positive

in Yunnan Province, a man died on the way back to Shandong Province ,, English-language news outlet China.

“He tested for #hantavirus. 32 others on the bus were tested,” tweeted the news outlet.

Tweet, send the midst of a pandemic, has been shared more than 15,000 times.

Although countries around the world who are wary because of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus that, there is no indication that the hantavirus lead to global public health threat.

According to the CDC, hantavirus cases are rare, and they are spreading as a result of close contact with rodent urine, feces or saliva.

Some types of rats and mice in the United States can carry the virus, which is transmitted when a person breathes in contaminated air.

“The hantaviruses that cause human disease in the United States can not be transmitted from one person to another,” the CDC said on its website. a rare case in Chile and Argentina have seen transmission from person to person when a person is in close contact with someone sick with this type of hantavirus called Andes virus, the CDC said.

In the US, the virus can cause, severe respiratory disease that can be fatal. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle pain, headache, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems. Cough and shortness of breath may occur later in the disease such as the lungs fill with fluid, the CDC says,

, found mostly in Europe and Asia, can also occur, causing pain, fever, chills, nausea and vision blurred, the CDC said. More serious symptoms include acute renal failure.

The case in the United States generally has been concentrated in the countries of the west and southwest.

From 1993 to 2017, there were only 728 confirmed cases of hantavirus in the United States, with the majority being non-fatal, according to. As a comparison, since late January, when, there were 46 805 confirmed cases of national coronavirus, according to.

In May 1993, hantavirus outbreak occurred in the area between Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. An outbreak in the Park 2012 10 people sick. In seven countries, 17 people were infected in an outbreak of 2017.

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