Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is an infection spread by contact with hantavirus-infected droppings or urine from infected rodents, such as the deer mouse. There are a number of hantaviruses.
Signs and symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome include
- muscle aches and pain,
- diarrhea, and
- abdominal pain.
Later symptoms include
The symptoms are believed to develop within 1-5 weeks after exposure to the droppings, urine, or saliva of infected rodents. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is often fatal, with a mortality (death) rate of 38% of cases.
Cause of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
A hantavirus infection that progresses to this severe respiratory condition causes hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
Other hantavirus pulmonary syndrome symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Pain
- Chest Pain
- Chest Tightness
- Muscle Aches and Pain
- Shortness of Breath
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