All you need to know about the new Langya virus that infected 35 people in China

Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:53 AM IST
  • A study identified 35 patients with acute infection of the Langya henipavirus in China's Shandong and Henan provinces, and that 26 of them were infected with the Langya virus only, with no other pathogens.
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A new type of animal-derived Henipavirus has been found in China's Shandong and Henan provinces with 35 human infections reported so far, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said. It can be transmitted from animals to humans, reported Taipei Times.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:53 AM IST

A new type of animal-derived Henipavirus has been found in China's Shandong and Henan provinces with 35 human infections reported so far, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said. It can be transmitted from animals to humans, reported Taipei Times.(REUTERS)

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The Langya virus was found in throat swab samples from febrile patients in eastern China, state-run Global Times quoted media reports.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:53 AM IST

The Langya virus was found in throat swab samples from febrile patients in eastern China, state-run Global Times quoted media reports.(REUTERS)

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Taiwan's CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang earlier said that according to a study, human-to-human transmission of the virus has not been reported however at the same time he said that CDC has yet to determine whether the virus can be transmitted among humans and cautioned people to pay close attention to further updates about the virus.(Bloomberg) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:53 AM IST

Taiwan's CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang earlier said that according to a study, human-to-human transmission of the virus has not been reported however at the same time he said that CDC has yet to determine whether the virus can be transmitted among humans and cautioned people to pay close attention to further updates about the virus.(Bloomberg)

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Taiwan's CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said the 35 patients in China did not have close contact with each other or common exposure history, and contact tracing showed no viral transmission among close contacts and family, suggesting that human infections might be sporadic.(Bloomberg) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:53 AM IST

Taiwan's CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said the 35 patients in China did not have close contact with each other or common exposure history, and contact tracing showed no viral transmission among close contacts and family, suggesting that human infections might be sporadic.(Bloomberg)

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Langya virus is a newly detected virus and therefore, Taiwan's laboratories will require a standardized nucleic acid testing method to identify the virus, so that human infections could be monitored, if needed, Chuang added.(Bloomberg) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Langya virus is a newly detected virus and therefore, Taiwan's laboratories will require a standardized nucleic acid testing method to identify the virus, so that human infections could be monitored, if needed, Chuang added.(Bloomberg)

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There is currently no vaccine or treatment for Henipavirus and the only treatment is supportive care to manage complications.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:53 AM IST

There is currently no vaccine or treatment for Henipavirus and the only treatment is supportive care to manage complications.(REUTERS)

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