Hantavirus

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

Hantavirus is a life-threatening viral infection spread to humans by rodents. It has symptoms similar to influenza.

Hanta virus

Hanta virus is a distant cousin of Ebola virus, but is found worldwide. The virus is spread by human contact with rodent waste. Dangerous respiratory illness develops. Effective treatment is not yet available and over 50% of cases end in fatality.

Respiratory system overview

Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention