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Hantavirus: Man Dies in China After Testing Positive To Another Virus.

A man has passed away in Yunnan province of China after recently testing positive to another virus called Hantavirus. He died on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus, China’s Global Times reports.

Hantavirus has since then become a trend on social media following the report with people panicking that it was another type of Coronavirus ready to cause a new pandemic. However, unlike Coronavirus, Hantavirus is not airborne.

Humans who contract this hantavirus are usually those who have come in contact with rodents that carry the virus.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said on its website that:
“Rodent infestation in and around our homes remains the primary risk for hantavirus exposure. Even healthy persons are at risk for HPS infection too if  they are exposed to the virus.”

Even though HPS can’t be passed on from one person to another, it can be contracted if someone who has come in contact or has touched rodent dropping touches their eyes, nose or mouth after touching the droppings, urine, or nesting materials, this was stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet.

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