Hanta Virus vs Corona Virus

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a species of virus belonging to the family of Coronaviridae. Coronaviruses are envelop viruses with positive-sense single stranded RNA genome. The genomic size of coronaviruses ranges from 26 to 32 kilobases, Hence Coronaviruses are the largest of RNA viruses. Scientists used electron microscope to measure the size of the coronavirus and found that these viruses are spherical in shape having diameter nearly 125 nm, Hence Coronavirus particles are bigger than some dust particles and gases. The recent manifestation of respiratory illness called COVID-19 was caused by the newly identified breed of the virus.COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus that was first emerged in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei China and has propagated globally resulting in the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic.

From where coronavirus originated?

A methodical study of the genetic sequence of the virus came out, which shows that the virus has a natural origin. Most scientists believe that this virus was originated from particular bats pangolins.

mHow does coronavirus spread?

Person to person contact was found to be the base and main process of transmission of coronavirus. the virus is greatly contagious. Imagine you are siting next to an infected human on a bus or train or even in a meeting room and out of the blue the person sneezes or coughs, if they don’t cover their mouth while sneezing then you can get infected due to the respiratory droplets from their nose or mouth. The droplets that land on you contain the coronavirus. Even shaking hand with an infected victim can sicken you implicitly. The person you shake hand with will contain the virus on their hand and then the virus will get transferred to your hand, after a while if you touch your mouth or nose without washing your hands then you may implicitly offer the virus an entry point into your own body. That’s pretty much how the virus spreads.

What is Hanta virus?

Hantaviruses are a clan of viruses named after the Hantaan River in Korea, Where the first strain was discovered a few decades ago, that strain infected about 2500 American soldiers during the Korean War, killing 190 by destroying their kidneys. Hantaviruses in Americas are known as “New World” hantaviruses and may cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Other hantaviruses, known as “Old World” hantaviruses, are found mostly in Europe and Asia and may cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).

Scientists found that this virus is not a new virus and it was originated from rodents.

How does it spread?

The spread of this virus is far dissimilar from coronavirus. The illness caused by the hantavirus is not contagious like coronavirus. human to human contact can not spread the virus but rare cases of person to person transmission of hantavirus have occured.

  1. If a rodent with the virus bites someone, the virus spreads. But this type of transmission is rare.

  2. Scientists believe that people may get the virus if they touch something that has been contaminated with rodent urine, droppings or saliva and then they touch their nose or mouth.

  3. Research has found that if people eat food contaminated by urine or saliva from an infected rodent then they get infected.

Symptoms of these viruses:

The symptoms of COVID-19 are very similar to natural common cold but there are some differences.

  1. In the beginning of the illness covid-19 gives you a fever of nearly 37.5°C.

  2. COVID-19 does not make your nose runny -usually the nose stays dry.

  3. COVID-19 gives you a dry cough. That begins the infection of your lungs which brings shortness of breath. This can become serious if you are infected and require hospitalization.

These are the pretty much symptoms of COVID-19 although they vary from patient to patient. To be honest, COVID-19 victims do not require medical treatment as a healthy organism is usally enough bto fight it’s effects alone. Only 1 in 6 gets serious and require breathing assistance.

In case of hantavirus the victim goes through body aches, headaches, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, dry cough and fever (greater than 38.3 °C). It is noticed that sometimes the patient also face difficulty in breathing. The early symptoms of HPS mimic the flu that makes the diagnosis more challenging.

Amongst them which one is more poweful?

Scientists found that hantavirus is not capable of causing a pandemic but a massive pandemic has already been caused by the COVID-19. So it is all clear who is more powerful. Hantavirus can cause local outbreak but it is not capable of spreading itself worldwide. A chinese man died due to hantavirus which is causing the panic at a time when the whole world is fighting the COVID-19. But unlike to coronavirus, hantavirus is not a new virus and it is infecting humans from decades.People get HPS when they breath in hantavirus or when they touch rat urine or mouse, but in case of coronavirus more than 428000 cases has been occured and more than 19000 people has died. Most cities are performing a full nation lock-down to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Now you can measure who is more powerful!