Man infected with Hantavirus dies on bus in China, other passengers tested

A man from China’s Yunnan Province, who tested positive for hantavirus, died on a bus, according to a report by the Global Times.

The media outlet further revealed that the 32 other passengers of the bus were also tested.


Hantavirus is a previously known family of viruses and is spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people but the cases of person-to-person transmission are rare and have only been reported from Chile and Argentina, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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In most cases, hantavirus is spread when virus-containing particles from rodent urine, droppings, or saliva are stirred into the air, according to CDC.

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