China issues a warning after discovering a NEW 'Langya' virus with 35 afflicted people.
According to Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control, the "Langya" virus has infected 35 persons in eastern China.
The virus, technically known as Langya henipavirus, is unique means it has never infected people before.
It does, however, belong to the Henipavirus family, of which two species have already been identified - the Hendra virus and the Nipah virus.
These cause often severe and fatal infections in humans, and there are no vaccines or therapies available.
According to WHO, henipavirus is designated as biosafety Level 4, with case fatality rates ranging from 40% to 75%
Their most prevalent symptoms were fever, exhaustion, cough, loss of appetite, muscle discomfort, nausea, headache, and vomiting.
According to the paper, the patients had a history of animal encounter.
Several reasons are contributing to the spread of these viruses, which include Covid, Zika, and Ebola.
Meanwhile, the Hendra virus was discovered in Brisbane, Australia, in 1994, with bats implicated as the source.