Hantavirus

24 Mar 2020

Hantavirus; What You Must Know!

Currently, our world is going through the worst phase ever, and that is Covid-19.

But many other dreadful surprises are waiting for us, and this time it is Hantavirus!

The much-circulated news on Twitter is moving several heads, where China’s Global Times mentioned that one man in the country is tested positive for hantavirus. And as per the state media, the man, a resident of Yunnan Province, died on a bus while traveling to Shandong Province for work on Monday.

Hantavirus is another such disease which is rearing its head in China, let’s take a quick look about Hantavirus, with this post today!

A word about Hantavirus

Hantavirus is from the family of viruses, that is transmitted mainly by rodents and can be fatal to humans if infected.

Symptoms of hantavirus

  • The early symptoms of HPS include fatigue, fever, and muscle aches;
  • This pain occurs in thighs, hips, back, and sometimes in shoulders;
  • There are chances of getting headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems;
  • In rare cases, it may take up to eight weeks to show symptoms.
  • And in acute cases can lead to low blood pressure, acute shock, vascular leakage, and acute kidney failure.

 

There is no specific treatment, cure, or vaccine for hantavirus infection.

 

How People can be infected with Hantavirus?

The rodents leave the virus in their urine, droppings, and saliva. Further this virus is transmitted to people when they breathe in air contaminated with the virus.

How to save yourself from the infection?

Rodents are common to be found in the storage areas, shed, building and houses. Hence it is very much necessary to keep your surroundings as clean as possible.

Further, if you find any readable mentioned above symptoms, don’t forget to get the hospital app come for your rescue.

How a mobile app can help you combat?

The catastrophe spread through the hands of Covid-19 has made it quite challenging for us, to step out and reach out to medical facilities easily.

To help you find out the treatment based on symptoms, many hospitals are using the mobile app technology. Here patients can upload their past prescriptions, and speak with Doc to get the best possible treatment in times of danger.

Download a medical app like MyFollowUp and stay healthy and safe.

 

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