Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome ( Hps )

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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) The Hantavirus is a worldwide epidemic that is caused by rodents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated, the virus is transmitted through the air that has been contaminated with the blood, saliva, urine and feces of rats. In most cases the virus is spread when humans come in contact either by home infestation, occupation, or recreation. There is not a specific age, race, gender, or nationality that this virus show in, everyone and anyone can catch this virus. According to the CDC, the Hantavirus primarily causes two main disease Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (seen in most case in the United States of America) and Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS). Both the Hantavirus Pulmonary Virus and HFRS are very fetal diseases. For the purpose of this paper and the sake of time, I will focus on the Unites Stated. The first known outbreak in the U.S. of the Hantavirus occurred in 1993 in the four corners for the country: Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado (Knust and Rollins 1934). Another outbreak of the Hantavirus occur at the Yosemite National Park through the months of June-August 2012. There was a total of ten confirmed cases and three resulted in deaths (CDC). According to McNeil, Ksiazek, and Rollins, there has been a total of thirty states with cases of Hantavirus, most of the cases occured in the west (1195, 1198). Knust and Rollins explains the Old World Hantaviruses that are pathogens to humans
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