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Infecting dozens in China is a novel strain of the “Langya” virus spread by shrews.
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Infecting dozens in China is a novel strain of the “Langya” virus spread by shrews.

In the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Henan, more than thirty-dozen people have been infected with a recently discovered virus. According to a story from Bloomberg on Wednesday, the virus is known as Langya Henipavirus, or LayV, and it is related to the severe Nipah and Hendra viruses. According to a research that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, "Researchers in China found a new henipavirus related with a febrile human ailment" (NEJM). Shrews were also infected with this virus. There is currently no proof that the disease can transfer from person to person. In eastern China, researchers were able to identify feverish persons who had recently been exposed to animals. Thanks to a system for early detection. The majority of the patients were farmers, a...