The Asian country of China is presently hit with another virus known as Langya henipavirus or LayV.
Recall that COVID-19 that ravaged the world in 2022 originated from China and it shook the world and crumbled the economies of many great nations.
According to Reports, nearly three dozen people in China have been struck by this new disease from the same family of deadly Nipah and Hendra viruses, although it has not been confirmed if it can be transmitted from one person to another.
The virus was found thanks to an early detection system from feverish people with a recent history of exposure to animals in eastern China. The patients, mainly farmers, also reported fatigue, cough, loss of appetite, and aches, with several developing blood-cell abnormalities and signs of liver and kidney damage. All survived.
The New England journal of medicine publication, states that out of 35 patients who tested positive 25 of them have not been in contact or have a common exposure history.
The reports further explain that human infection may be very sporadic.
Tests detected the virus in 27% of shrews, a known vector for similar henipaviruses, suggesting the small, furry mole-like mammals may be a natural reservoir, they said.
Beijing researchers have noted that there should be further investigation on the health cases to unravel more findings about the new disease.
Meanwhile, since the disease was discovered, in Singapore and Australia. Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control have come out publicly to state that they are paying attention to the report and would start carrying out screening for the virus.