Does Hantavirus have a cure?
A case of death from Hantavirus in China has been reported, A report in Global Times states a man from China’s Yunnan province died while traveling on a bus and was tested positive for the new virus,
the man was on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus when he passed away.
Hantavirus is an old family of viruses, which mainly caused by several types of viruses that are carried by different kinds of rodents like The white-tailed mouse, cotton rat, and rice rat
It can cause various diseases including hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). It can also cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Hantavirus is not a contagious disease, it is not transmitted person to person but it transferred when a person comes in direct contact with the droppings, urine, saliva or nesting of a rodent that has the virus.
The virus enters the human body through eyes, nose or mouth.
Hantavirus has no known treatment or vaccines. Those infected with the virus are kept in the ICU to monitor and ease their respiratory distress. according to The Centre for Disease there is no specific treatment, cure, or vaccine for hantavirus infection.
However, if infected individuals are recognized early and receive medical care in an intensive care unit, they might be recover.
In intensive care, patients are intubated and given oxygen therapy to help them through a period of severe respiratory distress. If a patient is experiencing full distress, it is less likely the treatment will be effective.