Hantavirus

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Cause

This disease is mostly caused by rodent droppings or rodent saliva.

Transmission

This disease is not spread person to person they get by inhaling particles from rodent droppings and there is no vector.

Sympoms

The symptoms start like a normal cold such as a cough then your lungs then a fever.

The incubation can be one to five weeks.

Prevention

One way to prevent is to stay away from rodent droppings. You can disinfect it or use gloves to get rid of the droppings.

Prognosis

6-15% of people die from the disease.
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Incidence

The most common way people to get Hantavirus are people sweeping up or cleaning their garage.

cites

Gale health and wellness

Britannica online

Ebscohost news article Hantavirus a potentially fatal disease


Hantavirus infections." Janie F. Franz and Teresa G. Odle. The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. 5th ed. Detroit: Gale, 2015. 9 vols.

Bunch, Bryan H. Diseases. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational, 2006|.