Just when China got some respite from Coronavirus worst outbreak, another infectious disease identified as Hantavirus seems to be at running amok among its population according to an Indian news website.
A man in Yunnan province reportedly died on his back to Shandong province in a chartered mass transit vehicle after testing positive for the new infection.
The incident was reported in a tweet by Global Tines news, an English language Chinese newspaper running under People’s Daily.
A person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus on Monday. He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested. pic.twitter.com/SXzBpWmHvW— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 24, 2020
The tweet reads: “A person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus on Monday. He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested.”
The news that 32 other people are also reported to have tested positive for the same infection has triggered panic that another probable epidemic may be gaining strength amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still being quite devastating three months down.
Hantavirus is found to be contracted by humans after coming in contact with common rodents like rats and mice. It also spreads through eyes, nose or mouth if rodent dropping, urine or nesting material has been touched. Early symptoms are much similar to Coronavirus including fever, headache, body aches, muscular pain, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea followed by lungs filling up with fluid leading to respiratory disorder and death.