A new virus has emerged…..
One that is surprisingly similar to Covid-19. The name of the virus which recently made its way into the human population via rodents is known as Hantavirus.
According to reports, the first documented case of Hantavirus in Michigan has been recorded, but there have been outbreaks of this virus in humans before.
I wonder if this is just a coincidence or not?
Will this spiral into a huge pandemic like Covid? Personally, I don’t think so, Hantavirus is not known to spread via person to person contact. However, I am so weary of any type of story like this because of the events of the last two years.
A virus doesn’t spread through human to human contact until it does, so keep an eye on this one everybody….
Here is what we currently know:
The state of Michigan has confirmed its first-ever known case of Sin Nombre hantavirus, a disease passed from rodents to humans via urine and feces. https://t.co/NyLkRVmLZN
— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) June 8, 2021
NTD News had more on the story:
Michigan health officials have announced the state’s first confirmed case of a human infection by the rodent-borne hantavirus, which causes a potentially deadly pulmonary illness with symptoms similar to COVID-19.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) confirmed in a release that an adult female in Washtenaw County was recently hospitalized with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), which is caused by the Sin Nombre hantavirus.
Officials believe the woman, who was not identified in the release, became exposed to the virus when cleaning a residence that appeared to be infested by rodents.
HPS, which is rare but deadly, has a fatality rate of around 40 percent. No cases of human-to-human transmission of hantavirus have been reported, with humans at risk of infection when dried materials contaminated by rodent excreta become disturbed and then either get inhaled, enter breaks in the skin, or are ingested through tainted food and water.
USA Today had more on the virus:
Hantaviruses are a family of virus that spread through rodents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hantaviruses can be spread to people through aerosolized virus that rodents shed in their urine, feces, and saliva. The virus can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), which is a severe and sometimes fatal respiratory disease.
Each hantavirus is spread through a specific rodent. The Sin Nombre virus is spread through the deer mouse.
Scientists made this discovery while studying the origins of a 1993 hantavirus outbreak in an area shared between Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah known as the “Four Corners.” Researchers also concluded it was unlikely the virus could transmit between humans.