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New Virus Zoonotic Langya Found In China, 35 Cases Found


Corona was not over yet; another new virus had been found in China. According to the Taiwan Center for Disease Control, the Zoonotic Langya virus has been found in China. Due to this, about 35 people have also been found infected. Media reports have claimed that Taiwan will start nucleic acid testing methods to identify and monitor the infection of this virus.

Langya henipavirus has been found in the Shandong and Henan provinces of China. According to the Taipei Times, it can spread from animals to humans.

On Sunday, Chuang Zhen-Hsiang, deputy director general of Taiwan’s CDC, said that studies have shown that the virus does not have human-to-human transmission. However, he said that the CDC cannot yet say that the virus cannot spread from person to person. He has asked to be vigilant till more information comes about the virus.


Giving information about the survey conducted on domestic animals, he said that 2% of cases had been found in goats and 5% in dogs. He said that the tests conducted on 25 wild animal species suggest that the shrew (a small insectivorous mammal resembling a rat) may be the leading cause of transmission of Langya henipavirus.

Furthermore, the report “A zoonotic henipavirus in febrile patients in China”, published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, states that a new henipavirus has been identified in China as the cause of febrile illness in humans.

The investigation has revealed that 35 patients infected with Langya henipavirus have been found in the Shandong and Henan provinces of China. Chuang said that 35 patients in China had no contact with each other. Nor has any infection been found in these patients’ families and close relatives.


Symptoms like fever, fatigue, cough, loss of appetite, muscle pain, headache and vomiting have been found in 26 out of 35 patients. A decrease in white blood cells was also observed in the patients. Not only this but symptoms like low platelets, liver failure and kidney failure have also been found in patients.

Geeta Kumar
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