What are the symptoms of the new virus in China, Henipavirus?

China announced the arrest of 35 people infected with a new animal-derived viruses Type Henipavirusalso know as Langya henipavirus LayVa situation that has once again put the great Asian in the sights of the world.

According to the scientific magazine New England Journal of Medicine, this new type of Henipavirus it has been found in throat fluid samples from febrile patients in eastern China with a history of recent contact with animals.

Research indicates that no person-to-person transmission has been proven to date, although previous reports have stated that there is a possibility of this happening.

According to the state news portal The Paper, Henipavirus is one of the main emerging causes of the leap in animal diseases to humans (a process called zoonosis) in the Asia-Pacific region.

Henipavirus symptoms

This new virus from China has put the world on alert.

According to the article A zoonotic henipavirus in febrile patients in China, published in the renowned journal, 26 of the 35 patients presented some of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • vomiting

In addition, other abnormalities such as deficiency of blood platelets, loss of white blood cells, damaged liver, and reduced kidney function have been reported.