Hantavirus

Hantavirus is a life-threatening viral infection that normally infects rodents but do not cause disease in these hosts. Humans may become infected with this virus if they come in contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces. It is seen that few strains of Hantaviruses can cause potentially fatal diseases in humans, such as Hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). The symptoms of Hantavirus disease include chills, fever, muscle aches, dry cough, nausea and vomiting, headache and shortness of breath. Diagnosis is done with blood tests. Treatment includes admitting the patient to the hospital and providing them with oxygen and mechanical ventilation support to help them breathe properly. The best prevention against Hantavirus is to eliminate or minimize contact with rodents at the home, workplace, or campsite. There is no commercially available vaccine that is effective for Hantavirus.

Related Journals of Hantavirus

Health Science Journal, Health Care : Current Reviews, Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, CDC and Zoonotic Disease, Importance of Zoonoses in Public Health.