Hantavirus is a type of virus that is primarily transmitted to humans through the urine, droppings, or saliva of rodents. This virus is found all over the world and is typically associated with rural areas where there are more interactions between humans and rodents.

There are several different types of hantavirus, and each type is associated with a specific rodent. For example, the Sin Nombre virus is typically associated with the deer mouse, while the Seoul virus is associated with the brown rat.

Symptoms of hantavirus infection can range from mild to severe and can include fever, muscle aches, and fatigue. In some cases, hantavirus can lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which is a potentially deadly respiratory disease.

Preventing hantavirus infection involves taking measures to reduce your exposure to rodents and their droppings. This may include sealing up cracks and holes in your home to prevent rodents from entering, storing food in sealed containers, and keeping your home clean.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to hantavirus, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Early treatment can help prevent the development of more serious complications.