As the world is battling the novel coronavirus, it’s been reported that a man has died in Yunnan province, China, after he tested positive to Hantavirus.
The man died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus, China’s Global Times reported.
32 other people who were on the bus with him have been tested, the report added.
Following the report of his death, Hantavirus became a trending topic on social media, with people panicking that it was another COVID-19 and could become a new pandemic.
Among the early symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, muscle ache, abdominal pain, dizziness, chills and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. About half of all HPS patients experience these symptoms.
Late symptoms include lungs fill with fluid and shortness of breath.