Briefly describe the causative agent, symptoms, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of Hanta virus.
Hanta virus is caused by Sin Nombre virus (a.k.a. hanta virus). The symptoms include: fever, muscle aches, vomiting and fluid accumulation in the lungs. Pathogenesis of this disease includes the respiratory route of transmission from contact with mouse droppings. There is no person to person respiratory transmission. The virus causes inflammatory response in capillaries and causes fluid to accumulate in the lungs. This causes blood pressure changes and suffication. There is no vaccine. Treatment is supportive.