Q: 32 year old female is admitted to ICU after cardio-pumonary collapse secondary to Hanta Virus infection. What is the treatment of Hanta Virus Cardio-Pumonary syndrome (HCPS)?
Answer: Supportive - Probable ECMO insertion
Supportive treatment till symptoms resolved.
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