Langya virus: New virus in China.. Do you know the symptoms?

The corona virus born in China is still shaking the world. This pandemic has affected millions of people. The economies of many countries have collapsed due to Corona. Meanwhile, another virus is causing chaos in China. Another new virus from animals has infected humans in China. Henipavirus, which spreads from animals, has recently been found to have spread to some people in Shandong and Henan provinces. It was named as ‘Langya Virus’. Global Times revealed that 35 cases have been reported in Shandong and Henan provinces in China. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) revealed that this virus is spread from animals. Experts believe that it can infect humans from rats and other animals. Henipa virus has also been found in animals like sheep and dogs. (Langya virus)

Global Times stated that traces of this virus were detected in the swab collected from these patients suffering from fever. This is a new type of henipavirus, the researchers said. These patients are known to have had contact with animals in recent times. Langya virus was first identified in humans in 2019. But most cases of this virus are reported this year. Chinese experts are trying to find out whether this vice can spread from one person to another.
What is henipavirus?

Langya virus

It is a virus belonging to Paramyxoviridae. Henipavirus is similar to three other viruses, Hendra virus (HeV), Nipah virus (NiV), and CedPV. These RNA viruses are the most virulent viruses. The first henipaviruses, Hendra virus (HEV) and Nipah virus (NIV) emerged in the mid-1990s.
Henipa virus has been declared as biosafety level-4 virus by Global Times magazine. It has been revealed that it causes serious illness in humans and animals. The World Health Organization revealed that there may be 40-75 percent mortality in this.


Symptoms like fever, fatigue, cough, anorexia, muscle pain, nausea, fatigue are seen in those infected with this virus. 50 percent of people infected with Langya virus have symptoms like cough, 54 percent fatigue, half loss of appetite, 46 percent muscle pain and 38 percent vomiting. Also, experts have revealed that there are chances of the number of platelets falling, affecting the liver and kidneys. According to the estimates of the China Center for Disease Control (CDC), the liver and kidneys of humans are likely to be severely damaged by the Henipa virus.

There is no vaccine to prevent the spread of henipavirus. Treatments should be given to relieve the symptoms only for the sufferers. Duke NUS Medical School Professor Wang Limfa stated that while the victims infected with this virus have been investigated so far… there are no serious symptoms.
How does it spread?


Preliminary studies show that it is transmitted from animals. It is still unclear how it is transmitted between humans. So far this virus has been found in shrews, goats and dogs. Chinese researchers have identified this virus in 71 organisms while conducting research on 262 rat-like shrews in Henan and Shandong provinces. The virus was found in dogs (5 percent) and goats (2 percent).
Note: We have provided these details according to health experts and studies. This article is for your information only. For any minor health related problem the best way is to consult the doctors. Can observe.

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