The global coronavirus pandemic has just started and there is one more virus in the news. Since Global Times has tweeted about a Chinese man dying from the Hantavirus infection, a shockwave has started surfacing on the Internet. People are curious to know about its emergence and how deadly it is. It seems, apart from coronavirus, China has another enemy to fight against too. While netizens are trying to google and find out, which one is more deadly amongst coronavirus and Hantavirus, here we give you the answer. Also Read - Hantavirus Memes: Twitterati Freak Out Thinking This is The Next Deadly Thing After Coronavirus

Coronavirus

It is a deadly virus that can lead to severe diarrhea, cough, and shortness of breath. Its incubation period is between 1 and 14 days. As per WHO report, the mortality rate of COVID-19 has been found to be less than 3 to 4 per cent. Even without such low fatality rate, coronavirus infection can be frightening as its transmission is quite easy. You can get the virus by directly or indirectly touching the infected person or surface. In fact, now researchers have found that when a COVID-19 infected person sneezes, the virus can remain in air for few hours. This means, air transmission of COVID-19 is also possible. This can lead to a sudden spike in the number of coronavirus affected patients. Also Read - Breaking News: After Coronavirus, Hantavirus Killed a Person in China; Here is All You Need to Know About This Pathogen



Hantavirus

Hantavirus has a fatality rate of 38 per cent and its incubation period is between 1 and 8 days. Though the mortality rate of this viral infection is much more than coronavirus, it is less likely to transmit in the human population, the way COVID-19 has. You can get Hantavirus infection only if you touch the urine, dropplets, or saliva of an infected rodent and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes. The best thing about Hantavirus infection is that it doesn’t transmit from human to human. This means, if you are not living in an area where rodents are commonly found or if you have not been exposed to a rodent, your likelihood of getting the infection is very less. Also Read - Hantavirus Creates Panic Amongst Netizens After One Person Dies in China, Know All About This Virus