A message is going viral on social media about a new virus name Hantavirus by Chinese media outlet Global Times on Tuesday about a man who tested positive for the Hantavirus, this news is coming were already people are scared with coronavirus.

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A message is going viral on social media about a new virus name Hantavirus by Chinese media outlet Global Times on Tuesday about a man who tested positive for the Hantavirus, this news is coming were already people are scared with coronavirus.

Global Times tweeted on Tuesday that a person from "Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus on Monday. He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested".

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News Verification:

Some people are calling it a new virus but so is not the case. United States' National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in a journal writes that currently, the hantavirus genus includes more than 21 speciesHantaviruses spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people worldwide.

Global Times' tweet that said a person from Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province on a chartered bus. The man tested positive for the hantavirus. Thirty-two other people who were on the bus were also tested, the tweet further said.

More Fact on Hantavirus can be searched in CDC website.

One ttwitter user wrote.Hantavirus cannot be transferred from person to person as in #COVID19.

A twitter user Simon, replying to Global Times, shared a video showing a man eating rat. It says “Hantavirus is a single-stranded, enveloped, negative-sense RNA virus in the family Hantaviridae of the order Bunyavirales. These viruses infect rodents, but do not cause disease in them. Humans become infected with hantaviruses through contact with rodent urine, saliva, or feces”

According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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 an 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.

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