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Hantaviruses are comes under the family of viruses that are mainly spread by rodents and can cause severe respiratory infections termed hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) & hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in people worldwide. The hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) also known as hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS) is a rare respiratory illness connected with the inhalation of aerosolized rodent excreta (feces and urine) contaminated by the particles of hantavirus. The key sign and symptoms of Hantavirus are fever greater than 101F, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and also breathing difficulty etc. Human can be infected with Hantaviruses through contact with rodents urine, saliva and feces. These viruses are transmitted to humans by indirect or direct contact with the saliva, feces and urine of rodents, like deer mice, field mice, and ground voles. Increase in the number of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome cases was identified in 2013 & 2014; however the cause remains unclear. In the spring & early summer season this cases majorly occurred and also associates with the risk factors for viral exposure. According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) the best prevention way of Hantavirus is to minimize contact with rodents in the home or workplace. There is no specific treatment, cure, or vaccine for Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HSP) can be fatal and it has mortality rate of 38%.


Hantavirus virus rodents Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS).

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