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

8Don’t make false assumptions

In case you get these symptoms, it is not right to assume you have hantavirus especially when you haven’t qualified for the protocols of the disease. It can be acquired from touching the face, mouth, ears, nose of the mentioned rodents or coming in contact with their droppings around a house which is why you should always practice good hygienic habits if you feel your house had rodents.

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9Is there a vaccine

There is a virtual debate on the availability of a vaccine. The Wikipedia speaks of a vaccine in existence; however, the CDC says there is no known vaccine, specific treatment or cure for the hantavirus. The sooner a patient receives medical care the better for them. If you qualify for the symptoms of hantavirus and have been around rodents, then see a doctor immediately.

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10Why is there panic?

People ae still vulnerable and under the influence of the ongoing pandemic of COVID19. Moreover, the fact that there has been a lot of news and videos about people in China eating bats, snakes and rats (of which many may be false) has led to an upcoming and new fear of the hantavirus. You cannot get hantavirus from another human. Also, whenever you experience any illness with similar symptoms, never jump to conclusions and see your doctor.

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11Pass the word and make people aware of the false news surrounding the hantavirus

The unfortunate problem in such times is that even educated people have become uneducated and platforms like twitter are being misused to create false alarm bells that could lead to a worldwide scare. People don’t need that and diversions from focusing on COVID 19 are dangerous to everyone’s health. we should use our resources to share such articles and make people aware that they have nothing to worry about and not believe false reports. That being said, make sure your home is free of rodents.

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