scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 994
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome HPS HPS is a virus and an infectious respiratory disease caused by the Hantavirus a Biosafety Level 4 pathogen which could probably be found in your own back yard Without the proper care HPS is a typically fatal This hantavirus belongs a group of RNA virii related to the family Bunyaviridae and depending on its nature may be the etiological agent for one of two acute illnesses hantavirus pulmonary syndrome HPS and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome HFRS Rodents especially the deer mouse carry Hantaviruses that cause HPS You can become infected by exposure to their droppings The HFRS causing hantavirii are endemic to East Asia while HPS-causing hantavirii are endemic to the New World Nearly one- half of all Hantavirus- infected individuals have died The Hantavirus has a reputation for being a rare virus which is a misunderstanding In the United States the virus is ubiquitous being found in over half of the lower 48 states In fact cases of the diseas e have occurred in at least thirty states Symptoms of HPS The first symptoms can occur anywhere between five days and three weeks after infection They usually include fever fatigue and aching muscles usually includes the back shoulders and the thighs Other early symptoms include headaches dizziness chills and abdominal discomfort such as vomiting nausea and diarrhea These early symptoms are difficult to distinguish and are usually overlooked These symptoms are usually described as flu-like Because they indicate that the bodys immune system is kicking in to defend itself against a viral infection flu or otherwise In addition since most people experience these symptoms at least once a year so HPS will almost never be detected at this point HPS begins to distinguish itself in its later symptoms which usually occurs between three to five days later The obvious symptoms include coughing and
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA