What is hanta virus?


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What is hanta virus?

The hantavirus enters the body by inhaling of virus particles from infected rodent bodily fluids. The virus has a tendency to affect the heart, lungs and kidneys and reduces the function of these organs. The virus also enters the bloodstream where it continues to spread, replicate and cause further organ damage.

HANTAVIRUS IS AN INFECTION ALSO REFER TO AS H P S WHICH DENOTE HANTAVIRUS PULMONARY SYNDROME, IT WAS ORIGINALLY GOTTEN FROM A RIVER CALLED HANTA. IT AFFECTS THE RESPIRATORY ORGAN. ALSO THE HOST THAT HABOURS IT ARE RODENTS

Background
Hantavirus was first recognized as an infectious disease in the early 1950s when a cluster of 3,000 United Nation troops stationed in Korea was struck by a mysterious illness. Ten to fifteen percent of those infected perished, [1] and though the exact etiologic agent was not discovered for two decades, it was suspected that rodents served as the main epidemiologic vector. Infection was associated with fever, hypotension, renal failure, thrombocytopenia, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The clinical syndrome became known as hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), formerly Korean hemorrhagic fever, and the virus was named Hanta after the Hantaan River of Korea. Over the ensuing years, several other etiologic agents of HFRS such as the Seoul, Puumala, and Dobrava viruses, were discovered across Europe and Asia. [2, 3, 4]

Though antigenic evidence of Hantavirus remains widespread among rodents across the United States, [5] only a handful of cases of HFRS was ever identified in the states. [6

Negative sense RNA Virus, that can only be transmitted through rodents.If you ever ate a rat, killed one and tried to smell it, got bitten by it or you got exposed by its urine You sir are in trouble, otherwise you have nothing to worry about. But it’s still a deadly virus so be careful