The world has yet to emerge from the twin threats of COVID-19 and monkeypox, and the threat of another zoonotic virus, an animal-to-human infection, threatens. An epidemic of a new type of virus, hernipavirus, has been discovered in China. The virus, called Langya Henipavirus, has so far infected 35 people in China’s Shandong and Henan provinces. Know what it is and what you should do to avoid this virus.
What is Langya Henipavirus
This is a new type of Langya henipavirus. (Langya Henipavirus or LAV), also known as henipavirus. This fever in eastern China People complaining of (febrile cases) Found in throat swabs Although it can be serious or fatal, nothing has yet been discovered about it.
According to scientists who participated in the research, this new virus Henipa virus was discovered in the search. It is possible that it comes from animals. Fever, fatigue, cough, anorexia, myalgia in people infected with this virus (myalgia) And many symptoms are noticed including nausea.
Can Langya virus be avoided?
There is currently no vaccine or treatment for Langya virus or Henipavirus. Supportive care or patient care is the only treatment to manage complications that arise. According to Professor Wang Linfa of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Program at Duke-NUS School of Medicine, cases of Langya henipavirus are not yet fatal or very serious. So there is no need to panic.
Even so, it is very important for people to be careful about it. Because many naturally occurring viruses have been shown to produce unpredictable results when they infect humans.
The report states that In China’s Shandong and Henan provinces, 26 out of 35 cases of Langya henipavirus infection were found to develop clinical symptoms such as fever, irritability, cough, anorexia, myalgia, nausea, headache, and vomiting.
Can it be transmitted from one person to another?
According to a report by the Taiwan Center for Disease Control, it is not yet known whether there is human-to-human transmission of the virus. The 35 people who were infected have no history of close contact or shared exposure to each other. However, the researchers did not rule out human-to-human transmission of the virus.
A report on that is yet to come. Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control uses nucleic acid testing methods to track the spread of the virus. Langya henipavirus affects humans as well as other animal species. It also includes shrews. This could be the presumed original host of this virus.
Understand what zoonoses or zoonoses are
Animals that benefit humans in many ways sometimes carry harmful germs with them. These germs reach humans through animals and make them sick. This is a zoonosis. zoonotic viruses, bacteria, parasites or fungal infection can spread from
These germs can cause various diseases in humans and animals. These illnesses can range from mild to serious and even cause death.