Langya Henipavirus in China: The war against Corona is still going on around the world. Meanwhile, there has been an atmosphere of panic due to the arrival of another new virus in China. According to Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control, Zoonotic Langya Virus has been found in China. According to the information, many people have been affected by this new virus so far. According to the report, so far 35 people have been found infected due to this virus. It is also called Langya Henipavirus.
Cases of infection with Langya henipavirus have been found in eastern China’s Shandong Province and central China’s Henan Province. It has been said in the media report that nucleic acid testing method will be used to monitor the identification and spread of this virus.
Does Langya virus spread through animals?
The outbreak of the new Langya virus has been confirmed in China. This new type of virus is spreading from animals, which is also called Langya henipavirus levi. This virus can infect humans. Infection with the virus was found in eastern China’s Shandong province and central China’s Henan province. According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) by scientists from China and Singapore, the virus has so far infected 35 people in both the provinces.
What are the symptoms of infection with henipavirus?
According to media reports, in recent days a new type of henipavirus was found in throat swab samples of fever patients in eastern China with a history of animal contact. Experts who took part in the research said that this newly discovered henipavirus may have come from animals, some have been associated with cases of fever. When infected with this virus, people show symptoms like fever, fatigue, cough, and nausea. In Shandong and Henan provinces, 26 out of 35 cases of Langya henipavirus infection developed symptoms such as fever, irritability, cough, nausea, headache and vomiting.
What do the World Health Organization figures say?
Taiwan’s CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Zhen-hsiang said on Sunday that research has revealed that the virus does not have human-to-human transmission. However, it has also been said about this that there is a need to be cautious till more information comes. On the other hand, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data, the Langya Henipavirus can cause severe disease in animals and humans and is classified as a biosafety level 4 virus, with a mortality rate of 40-75. Percentage between.
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