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Nigerians panic as another virus called ‘Hantavirus’ from china strikes again

Nigerians Panic

Another deadly disease called Hantavirus has been reported to have claimed one life in China few hours ago. This disease is said to be a family of viruses that are spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied diseases in people.

Reports has it that unlike coronavirus, the disease is not airborne and can only infect people if they come in contact with urine, feces, and saliva of rodents and less often by a bite from an infected host.

Symptoms of this disease include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, as well as headaches, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems. If left untreated, it can lead to coughing and shortness of breath which can be fatal.

Nigerians have expressed their fear and reacted about this disease on social media.

See some reactions below;

To avoid hantavirus, it has been advised that people should avoid areas where rodents congregate., try not to come into contact with rodent urine/feces/saliva, avoid handling wild rodents and keep your food clean.

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