Symptoms Of Hantavirus
When infection occurs, symptoms may appear 1 to 6 weeks after exposure to rodents or their droppings. Beginning symptoms include:
- Severe muscle aches
- Chills and fever
- Headache or dizziness
- Difficulty breathing or coughing
- Respiratory problems or failure
- Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
- Low blood pressure
People experiencing these symptoms should contact their doctor immediately.
There is no treatment or vaccine for hantavirus. Medical care can help reduce the symptoms while the infected person is recovering.