Less than three years after the discovery of the Covid-19 virus, scientists in China discovered a new, potentially deadly It states that it has found a viruson humans.
So far, the Langya Henipavirus, known as 'Langya', does not appear to be as deadly or spreading as quickly as Covid. According to data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Taiwan the virus has already infected 35 people, none of whom have become seriously ill or died.
Where was the virus found?
The virus has been identified in Shandong and Henan provinces inChina.
The first mention of the new virus was published last week in theNew England Journal of Medicinetitled "Zoonotic henipavirus in febrile patients in China." 27} published in a study. , which included data on infections in China. His 12 different researchers based in China, Singapore and Australia contributed to this article.
What are the symptoms of the virus?
The majority ofpatientsinfected with the virus have fever, fatigue, cough, headache, Muscle pain, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, vomiting. Fatigue was the most common symptom, but the virus is also associated with low white blood cell counts,liver failure and decreased kidney function in infected patients.
Of his 35 people identified as having the virus, nine were asymptomatic.
How does the virus spread?
Scientists believe the virus is a zoonotic disease, transmitted from animals to humans. I'm here. Shrews had the highest percentage of virus-positives, but dogs and goats also had lower percentages of virus-positives. No, but CDC officials warn that the situation could change if the outbreak spreads. Researchers are still working to better pinpoint the origin of the virus and how it spreads, but currently there is no common history of exposure among people infected with the virus, and close contacts such as family members
Chuang Jen-Hsiang, deputy director of Taiwan's CDC, , said at a press conference on Sunday that the agency has tested and tested for the virus. He said he was working on establishing a nucleic acid test for sequencing. In collaboration with the Chinese Agriculture Council, we sought to determine if other viruses were found in species native to Shandong and Henan provinces.
The emergence of a new virus of henipavirus is a cause for concern, considering the profile of two other henipaviruses, thehendravirus and the nipavirus. It looks like It can be transmitted from animals to humans, and both are highly lethal. There is a Hendra vaccine for horses, but no vaccine for henipavirus for humans. This virus is a member of the Paramyxoviridae family of single-stranded RNA viruses.