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Hantavirus next?
"Hantavirus kills man in coronavirus-hit China, 32 others tested, report says"

China is such a nasty place.

Apparently it is a rat-borne virus that has a 38% death rate.
03-25-2020 08:19 AM
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That has been here before.
03-25-2020 08:20 AM
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Humans can't transfer that one either.
03-25-2020 09:12 AM
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(03-25-2020 09:12 AM)fsquid Wrote:  Humans can't transfer that one either.

Says WHO?
See what I did there?
03-25-2020 09:15 AM
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(03-25-2020 09:15 AM)Eagleaidaholic Wrote:  
(03-25-2020 09:12 AM)fsquid Wrote:  Humans can't transfer that one either.

Says WHO?
See what I did there?

Yes and I can tell you are bored.
03-25-2020 09:16 AM
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A few people die here in NM from that every year. UNMH in ABQ is the place to go to get treated for it. It should be noted that there are two types of hantavirus:

Quote:Hantaviruses are a family of viruses spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people worldwide. Infection with any hantavirus can produce hantavirus disease in people. Hantaviruses in the Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Other hantaviruses, known as “Old World” hantaviruses, are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).

Each hantavirus serotype has a specific rodent host species and is spread to people via aerosolized virus that is shed in urine, feces, and saliva, and less frequently by a bite from an infected host. The most important hantavirus in the United States that can cause HPS is the Sin Nombre virus, spread by the deer mouse.

From: https://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/index.html

Quote:Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is found in North, Central and South America.[9] It is an often fatal pulmonary disease. In the United States, the causative agent is the Sin Nombre virus carried by deer mice. Prodromal symptoms include flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, muscle pain, headache, and lethargy. It is characterized by a sudden onset of shortness of breath with rapidly evolving pulmonary edema that is often fatal despite intervention with mechanical ventilation and potent diuretics. The fatality rate is 36%.[10]

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome was first recognized during the 1993 outbreak in the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. It was identified by Dr. Bruce Tempest. It was originally called "Four Corners disease," but the name was changed to "Sin Nombre virus" after complaints by Native Americans that the name "Four Corners" stigmatized the region.[11] It has since been identified throughout the United States. Rodent control in and around the home remains the primary prevention strategy.

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthohanta...d_symptoms

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According to the CDC, the best prevention against contracting hantavirus is to eliminate or minimize contact with rodents in the home, workplace, or campsite.[30] As the virus can be transmitted by rodent saliva, excretions, and bites, control of rats and mice in areas frequented by humans is key for disease prevention. General prevention can be accomplished by disposing of rodent nests, sealing any cracks and holes in homes where mice or rats could get in, setting up traps, or laying down poisons or using natural predators such as cats in the home.[17]

The duration that hantaviruses remain infectious in the environment varies based on factors such as the rodent's diet, temperature, humidity, and whether indoors or outdoors. The viruses have been demonstrated to remain active for two to three days at normal room temperature, while ultraviolet rays in direct sunlight kills them within a few hours. However, rodent droppings or urine of indeterminate age should always be treated as infectious.[31][32][33]

Vaccine

As of 2016, there is no FDA-approved, commercially available vaccine against hantavirus.[34] A vaccine known as Hantavax has been under study since 1990. As of 2016, the development was in clinical phase 3 trial stage.[35] This inactivated vaccine is thought not to be effective against European hantaviruses like the Puumala (PUUV) virus.[36] A killed-virus vaccine is not being pursued because of the dangers associated with mass production under high containment as well as the unresolved questions about the efficiency of the vaccine. A number of labs have been working towards a vaccine that would deliver viral antigens by either DNA vectors or as recombinant proteins.[37] As of 2016, these recombinant vaccines will not be available in the near future.[38]

No WHO-approved vaccine has gained widespread acceptance, but the Korean Army is one of the largest consumers of a hantavirus vaccine, second only to public health centers.[39]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthohanta...Prevention
03-25-2020 12:36 PM
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Dogs and Cats can get which is why you should always seal pet food up if it's kept outdoors
03-25-2020 12:43 PM
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