New Henipavirus Identified in China May Be Problematic: Expert

A new Henipavirus, named Langya henipavirus (LayV), was first identified in China in 2018 through a throat swab sample from a patient with a fever, according to a peer-reviewed medical journal.
Henipaviruses are an important emerging cause of zoonotic disease, that is, transmitted from animals to humans, according to BMJ Best Practice, a medical information platform. Among the five known species of Henipaviruses, two infect humans (Nipah and Hendra) and are associated with high case-fatality ratios. The Henipavirus is closely related to these two viruses.
Patients infected with LayV suffered from fever and other symptoms, such as fatigue, cough, anorexia, myalgia, nausea, headache, and vomiting—similar to the symptoms of coronavirus. The information was published on Aug. 4 in an article titled “A Zoonotic Henipavirus in Febrile Patients in China” by The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)….
Source: The Epoch Times

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