On Monday, a person died in China of the province of Beijing because of Hanta virus . The victim was returning by bus to Shandong Province to work. He was found positive with the Hanta virus. 32 other people boarding the bus have also been investigated. There has been a ruckus on social media after the Chinese government newspaper Global Times informed about the incident.
A large number of people are tweeting and fearing that it might become an epidemic like the corona virus. People are saying that if the people of China do not stop eating animals alive then this will continue to happen. Shivam writes, ‘The Chinese people are now working on another epidemic project. This virus is caused by eating mice. In the midst of the ongoing debate on social media.
Know what is the Hanta virus
Experts believe that the virus is not as deadly as the corona virus. Unlike the corona, it does not spread by air. It is spread by human exposure to a rat or squirrel. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, ‘mice in and out of the house are at risk of Hanta virus infection. Even if there is a healthy person and they come in contact with the virus, then there is a risk of getting infected.
Although the Hanta virus does not pass from one person to another but if a person touches their eyes, nose and mouth after touching the feces, urine etc. of mice then there is an increased risk of getting infected with the Hanta virus. A person gets fever, headache, body ache, stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhea etc. when infected with this virus. If the treatment is delayed, the lungs of the infected person also get filled with water, he has trouble breathing.
Hanta virus is deadly?
According to the CDC, the Hanta virus is fatal. The death toll of infected people is 38 percent. This case of Hanta virus has come in China at a time when the whole world is struggling with the epidemic of Corona virus originating from Wuhan. So far 16 thousand 500 people have died due to corona virus. Not only this, but 382,824 people of the world have also been infected with Corona virus. The prevalence of corona virus can be gauged from the fact that the virus has now spread to 196 countries.