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HERE WE GO: New "Langya" Virus in China Infects 35 People…"More Fatal" than COVID

Added 08-09-22 01:02:02pm EST - “? According to the New England Journal of Medicine, a novel henipavirus has been discovered in the Shandong and central Henan provinces of China. The novel virus has infected 35 people thus far.? Of the 35 infected patients, 26 were…” - Thegatewaypundit.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thegatewaypundit.com: “HERE WE GO: New "Langya" Virus in China Infects 35 People..."More Fatal" than COVID”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The novel virus has infected 35 people thus far.  Of the 35 infected patients, 26 were infected exclusively with the Langya virus (LayV).  The 26 patient’s symptoms were:

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Contact tracing efforts revealed that the infections were “sporadic” and that there was no temporal or spatial aggregation of human cases.  Nine patients were investigated for transmission to close-contact family members.  None showed any transmission of the Langya virus, but scientists in the research paper suggest that the “sample size was too small to determine the status of human-to-human transmission.”  The study suggests that the shrew may be a “reservoir” for the Langya virus, and notes that the virus was also found in some dogs and goats that were tested.

The World Health Organization cites Nipah virus as having a 40-75% fatality rate and there is no known cure or vaccine.  The CDC cites the Hendra virus, another form of henipavirus, as having a 57% fatality rate.

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