LANGYA: A NEW HENIPAVIRUS IN CHINA
Keywords:Langya, Henipavirus, Shrews, LayV
China once again has a new virus outbreak which may be a Global health issue. First case of LayV) in human was reported on 8 August 2022, total 35 cases were reported. This may be a global health issue as like Covid 19. This novel Langya virus is from the genus henipavirus, which currently comprises of 7 viruses, Hendra (HeV), Nipah (NiV) of this genus were proved fatal. Research findings suggested shrews may be a natural reservoir for the pathogen. Symptoms of this infection include fever, fatigue, cough, nausea and headaches. Mostly the cases were reported in patients who are in contact with pigs and sick horses. More study is needed in this case for concluding human-to-human transmission. Till today there is no any special vaccine or approved treatment for henipavirus, it also includes Langya virus.
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