By Chinese Global Times
Again, China has proven to be the King of inventing Deadly Diseases as they reported another deadly virus amidst coronavirus.
The world is still suffering from the virus China brought, the world is still brainstorming on how to cure coronavirus as it spreads rapidly, yet another virus has erupted from their society. Amidst outrage of the Coronavirus spread, China has reported another outbreak of a deadly disease, Hantavirus.
In a report by China’s English tabloid, Global Times, on Monday, revealed that a person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus.
He was tested positive for #hantavirus on Monday and other 32 people on bus were tested.
In a research, An orthohantavirus or Hantaviruses are a family of viruses spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people worldwide.
Infection with any hantavirus can produce hantavirus disease in people.
Hantaviruses in the Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Other hantaviruses, known as “Old World” hantaviruses, are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).
Each hantavirus serotype has a specific rodent host species and is spread to people via inhalation of aerosolized virus that is shed in urine, feces, and saliva, and less frequently by a bite from an infected host.
Nevertheless, let us try to stay safe and keep distance. This hard times will surely pass but only if we take precautions.
With this virus on board which will be coexisting with coronavirus, we advise Kenyans to keep social distance and stay home to be safe.