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After coronavirus, man dies of hantavirus in China: official media

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a man in China's southwestern Yunnan province has died of hantavirus, a disease spread by rodents, official media here reported on Tuesday.

The person from Yunnan province died while on his way back to the eastern Shandong province for work on a chartered bus on Monday, state-run Global Times tweeted.

"He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested," the tweet said without divulging further details.

Hantaviruses are a family of viruses spread mainly by rodents and can cause varied disease syndromes in people worldwide, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which is the leading national public health institute of the United State.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 19:40 IST