A man died of Hantavirus in China. This was reported on Tuesday, March 24, by the Global Times on its Twitter page.
A resident of Yunnan Province died on a bus ride to Shandong. All his companions were tested for hantavirus.
This is the first recorded death from this type of infection.
According to Independent reports of a new outbreak like the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 have spread recently on social networks, but this comparison is incorrect.
Hantavirus is not a new infection, it has been known for decades and is well studied. Transmission from person to person is not typical of hantaviruses. It spreads through rat and mouse bites. World medicine is much better equipped to fight against mantavirus than COVID-2019, including the developed vaccine.
Scary mailings are aimed at sowing panic amidst a coronavirus pandemic. However, while the report of death is accurate, an outbreak of a new infection is out of the question.
An outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus occurred in Wuhan, China late last December. Outside China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in over 190 countries.
According to Worldometer as of March 25, more than 423 thousand cases were confirmed worldwide, more than 18.9 thousand people died and 109.1 thousand patients were discharged from hospitals.