Hantavirus By: Lily Keller

The Hantavirus contains RNA, yet the Hantavirus infects both rodents and humans.

The Hantavirus starts in the cytoplasm of the rodent. Especially in rodent urine, the infected feces transmit through the air which is then inhaled by humans. When the human inhales it, it goes into the respiratory system causing an infection.

Symtoms:

  • Fever/Chills
  • Stomach Problems
  • Headache/Muscle Aches
  • Dizziness

Treatment:

As of right now there are no vaccines available for the Hantavirus disease, the most you may be able to do is recieve oxygen therapy. And the Hantavirus may last for 7-39 days.

Prevention:

While it's hard to stay away from rodents especially if you do a lot of hiking, camping, or traveling, something that can help is to make sure that your house is rodent safe.

Mortality/Survival Rate

More men than women are infected by the Hantavirus. 61% male and 39% female. The survival rate is 60%. If you notice anything wrong you should go to the doctor immediately and they will put you straight into ICU to monitor your heart and lungs.

Intresting Fact: Hantavirus does not spread from human to human or animal to animal.
Interesting Fact: The most common way it spreads is through deer mouse.

Psalm 103:2-4

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy."

Citations:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 09 Dec. 2011. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.
  • Palermo, Elizabeth. "Hantavirus: Symptoms & Treatment of Infection." LiveScience. Purch, 15 Jan. 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.
  • Name, Your. "Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)." Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.
  • Wpadmin. "20 Notable Hantavirus Statistics." HRFnd. N.p., 23 Dec. 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.

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