New virus in China of animal origin puts the world on alert, there are 35 cases

A group of experts identified a new virus in chinawhich is also derived from animals, also called Langya henipavirus, and which has so far infected 35 people in the province of Shandong, in the east of the Asian country.

According to a study that was published in the scientific journal New England Journal of Medicine, and which has become relevant in Eco Global Time, the disease has been found in throat swab samples from manufacturing patients in eastern China and who have recent contact with animals.

At the moment they have not detected any person-to-person transmission, although the results indicated that contagion does exist, so the alert is greater. Let us remember that in China they could extend the Covid-zero 6 more years, since the infections do not stop.

Symptoms of the new virus in China

The disease causes strong symptoms At the moment there is nothing against the virus

An investigation that was carried out later indicates that of the 36 confirmed cases of Langya henipavirus, 26 have developed strong clinical symptoms that will be mentioned below in AmericanPost.News.

  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Anorexy
  • Cough
  • Myalgia
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Threw up

It is worth mentioning that the henipavirus is one of the most urgent causes of zoonoses in the Asia-Pacific region, since it does infect humans; the frit bat is the main host of the disease.

It can cause serious illness in humans and is classified as a biosafety level 4 virus that has lethality rates between 40 and 75 percent, according to the WHO.

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Hanipavirus Langya Treatment

At the moment there is nothing against the virus

The specialists pointed out that at the moment there is no vaccine or treatment for the disease and the only treatment is prompt supportive health care to control the complications that may result.

“The cases of henipavirus Langya have so far not been fatal or very serious and the only one for which there is no need to panic.”

The new virus in China has aroused concern despite the fact that experts ask to remain calm, given that contagion is complicated.

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