The bad thing about hantavirus, according to the CDC, is that its rate of fatality is 38%. That’s nearly 10 times the mortality rate of the coronavirus. Second, the incubation period is far longer than coronavirus at 1 to 8 weeks. And there is no cure.
But the really really bad problem is that there’s not much we know about hantavirus either. The CDC says there is “limited information” about it. The only good news they can tell us is that hantavirus is not easily communicable from human to human.
The initial symptoms are shared by the coronavirus – fever, muscle aches and fatigue – but without the sore throat or runny nose. Later, victims will likely develop headaches, dizziness, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain.