The first case of "Hanta virus", in America, transmitted by rodents

June 09, 2021
This epidemic spreads among white-footed mice, and it cannot be transmitted from one person to another, as is the case with the Corona virus. This epidemic spreads among white-footed mice, and it cannot be transmitted from one person to another, as is the case with the Corona virus.

Vision, Dubai United Arab Emirates:- The US state of Michigan recorded its first case of Hantavirus, a fatal respiratory disease that infects humans through contact with infected rodents. A woman in Washtenaw County was hospitalized with a serious lung disease, which turned out to be the “Hanta virus.”

The infection is fatal, as about 40% of those who receive the infection die from it, and symptoms of hantavirus infection appear between one to eight weeks of exposure to the virus, and its symptoms include fatigue, fever, headache and nausea.

From January 2017 to date, 728 cases of this virus have been reported in the United States, which their medical teams have been monitoring since 1993, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state of New Mexico records the largest number of injuries; Its number reached 109, followed by Colorado with 104, Arizona with 78, California with 61, and Texas with 45.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that infection with this virus is not limited to touching rodents. The virus may be transmitted to humans through air contaminated with the virus from rodent droppings, or if he touches something contaminated with rodent urine or saliva.

She also adds that the infection is also possible in the event of eating food contaminated with the droppings of infected rodents.

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