A Chinese Man Has Died of The Hantavirus Setting Off Fresh Alarm Bells, What Is the Hantavirus? Is It Dangerous? Here’s the Answer!

Even as the coronavirus threatens with fresh outbreaks in China because of imported transmissions, now certain tabloids and websites are carrying articles of a new viral threat called the Hantavirus which has killed one man in China. In every disaster, there are the alarmists and fear mongers feeding off the hapless public with the clickbait content. Likewise, there is, of course, a hantavirus but can it actually transmit between humans like Covid-19 and is it really dangerous as it is being touted to be, remains to be seen. Here are our own investigations from research on the internet.

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1Did a man really die from the hantavirus?

Twitter is trending with the hashtag #hantavirus and yes, the fact that a man did die in China of the virus is true. The report was carried in the Global Times that a man has died of the hantavirus in China’s Yunnan province while he was on a chartered bus on his way to Shandong Province.

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2Is hantavirus the same as coronavirus

Just because the medical terms carry the word virus in it, as usual, it is being exploited to appear synonymous with coronavirus causing COVID 19. What’s ringing the alarm bells, even more, is the fact that the incident occurred in China. This as also given several people around the world the impression that we are now under a new threat that will complete the job of COVID 19 and wipe out a good chunk of the population.

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3What is the truth about the hantavirus then?

Fine, a man did die of the hantavirus but the glaring fact is that it is nothing like COVID 19 and does not transmit from human to human. In no way is it like a pandemic similar to SARS-CoV-19 and no it will not attack the world as some frivolous websites are claiming it will, so there is jo need to be alarmed. However, a disease is a disease and since hantavirus is very much a condition, we thought you should know about it.

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