Last Modified on Jun 19, 2014
What Is Hantavirus?
Much like the flu, Hantavirus is an infectious disease that manifests with symptoms similar to that of the flu. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a disease that affects the respiratory system and develops rapidly into possibly dangerous breathing issues.
The symptoms of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome are relatively similar to that of the traditional flu; however, the symptoms of Hantavirus are typically categorized into two stages. The first stage is comprised of those symptoms most similar to that of the flu and includes fever and chills, muscle aches, headaches and gastrointestinal sickness including vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The second stage is more progressive and generally occurs three to seven days following the initial symptoms. The second stage symptoms include shortness of breath, fluid in the lungs, low blood pressure, cough the produces secretions and reduced heart functioning.
Different strains of Hantavirus exist that cause illness, and each strain generally travels within a preferred rodent carrier. Common carriers include the deer mouse, white-tailed mouse, cotton rat and rice rat. Inhalation of the virus is the most common route of transmission; however, the disease is contagious and can be spread person to person.
Natural Hantavirus Remedies
As progressive as a disease as Hantavirus is, it requires immediate intensive treatment. Colloidal silver is one of the primary options to treat the virus first off. Additional supplements support immunity and detoxify the body. Other supplements that should be used in treating Hantavirus include vitamin A, vitamin C, germanium, zinc, l-cysteine, buckwheat, burdock root, catnip, Echinacea, garlic, heartsease and ginseng. Read below for more remedies from Earth Clinic readers.
Hello, The reason for my post is that my wife was just exposed to rodent (mouse) droppings while someone was vaccuming this up in a garage. We are worried that she could get the Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) and we were wondering if there is anything she should take to help prevent this. We frequent the site quite often and thought we would post this in hopes of some getting some information and thoughts on this. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
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