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New zoonotic Langya virus infects 35 people in eastern China

Researchers recently reported that an emerging virus of animal origin was identified in 35 people in eastern China. is tracking. A week in the New England Journal of Medicine. So far, the disease, known as the new Langya henipavirus, has not caused death in infected individuals. 

The main symptoms exhibited by patients included fever, fatigue, Coughing, vomiting, etc.

Experts believe that people infected with the Langya virus (also known as LayV) most likely were infected directly from animals. According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, LayV is found primarily in shrews.

At present, researchers do not believe the virus can be transmitted from person to person. However, the virus is still a cause for concern because it comes from the same family as Nipah and Hendra viruses, researchers said. Known to cause severe illness in animals, deaths in 40% to 70% of cases.

In their report, scientists stressed the importance of monitoring the spread of the virus. Such diseases can take on various human characteristics. Researchers have called it "a finding that requires further investigation to better understand related human diseases," but there's no need to panic right now. Infectious viruses, or viruses that pass from animals to humans, are very common. The CDC estimates that three-quarters of new or emerging human infections originate in animals.

A new study published this week in Nature Climate Change reveals that climate change is making 218 known infectious diseases more severe..Another report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences earlier this month also warned of an increase in infectious diseases as a result of climate change. doing.

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