Home Health Tupelekeni polepole tafadhalini - Netizens react to Hantavirus eruption in China

Tupelekeni polepole tafadhalini – Netizens react to Hantavirus eruption in China

China seems to be a bag full of surprises. The world is still reeling from the grave effects of the coronavirus, but the nation has recorded death from the Hantavirus.

The Global Times, a Chinese state media, announced through its Twitter handle of the unfortunate death.

This tweet caused panic and fear around the world, especially since the world is still struggling with coronavirus.

Symptoms of the Hantavirus

The Hantavirus exhibits symptoms similar to those of coronavirus.

However, the symptoms are different depending on how old the virus is in your body.

The early signs include:

  • Experiencing chills.
  • Having fever
  • Experiencing muscle aches

Later signs of the Hantavirus are:

  • Having a dry cough
  • Experiencing a headache
  • Having nausea and in some cases vomiting
  • Experiencing shortness of breath

Due to the few circumstances linked to the Hantavirus, it is still not yet clear how long its incubation period is.

Mode of transmission

The Hantavirus is transmitted through humans coming into contact with body fluids from rodents.

Humans can only get infected if they come into contact with rodent urine, faeces or saliva.

Human to human transmission is scarce and considered not possible. Therefore unless one plans on eating a rodent, they are safe.

It is, however, essential to maintain high levels of hygiene. Rodents usually are found in contaminated areas, although this is not always the case.

However, Hantavirus has a higher mortality rate than coronavirus. Currently, the mortality rate of Hantavirus stands at 33% and 3.4% for coronavirus.

Hantavirus history

However, Hantavirus is not a new disease. It was first discovered before the 1950s.

The virus originates from the Korean American war at the Hantan river.

The Ontario Ministry of Health reported the virus has been in existence in North America since the 1950s.

The US, on average reports 35 cases annually while Canada only reports an approximate 3 cases per year.

1993 saw an outbreak of an unexplainable disease affecting Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.

Navajo, a young and athletic young man fell ill and died shortly. He suffered from shortness of breath and died rapidly despite efforts to rush him to a health facility in New Mexico.

As a result of the mystery involved with the illness, medical personnel undertook research trying to uncover the disease.

It was during their research that they discovered Navajo’s fiancee had also died some few days before. She had exhibited the same symptoms.

Further research revealed the virus was transmitted through rodents.

Netizens react

15,512FansLike
3,427FollowersFollow

NEWS JUST IN

Senegal recoveries reach 105 as infections climb to 237

Senegal has confirmed that the number of people to have recovered from COVID-19 has hit 105. Highest recovery rate in Africa, 7th worldwide Senegal has the...

Premier League could be ended, Liverpool awarded title

The Premier League season could end in the coming days, several sources say. COVID-19 stops the sporting world With COVID-19 having brought the world to an...

MPs and Senators to face hard lesson on public health

When news emerged that 17 MPs and senators had tested positive for COVID19 coronavirus, Kenyans took to social media with their reactions. The reactions ranged...

Be ready for bad news- CS Kagwe tells kenyans

The government has asked Kenyans to prepare themselves for ‘bad news’ following the  Covid-19 spread in the country. According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, measures...

Government forecasts loss of Ksh172 billion in revenue

The state has projected a revenue loss of Ksh172 billion after the tax incentives are used in measures to curb the effects of the...

CS Kagwe announces new measures as cases hit 172

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced a new raft of measures as the numbers of COVID-19 cases in Kenya rose to 172. The CS confirmed that...

Purity Ngirici sparks the internet as she joins in the don’t rush challenge [VIDEO]

Kirinyaga Women Rep Purity Ngirici showed her youthful side when she decided to participate in the ongoing don't rush challenge. The video challenge has...

WhatsApp to impose ‘strictier’ measures on forwading to curb fake news spread

Messaging giant, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is set to impose new and stricter measures on forwarding of messages to curb the spread of fake news during...
Loading...