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A team of researchers from China and Singapore in the course of the study recorded a new genipavirus, probably of animal origin, which was given the name Langya. It is reported that at least 35 people have been infected with it.
This was reported by the Chinese edition of The Raper.
The results of the scientists' study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
The most common symptoms of genipavirus reportedly include:
myalgia (muscle pain);
Langya is similar to the Nipah virus, which causes a severe disease characterized by inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) or respiratory disease, according to scientists. Nipah is one of the most dangerous viruses in the world, for which there is still no cure, and the mortality rate is from 40% to 75%.
However, cases of Langya infection have not resulted in fatal or very serious complications to date.< br />
“So we can say that we should be vigilant about this new virus, but not panic,” — Wang Linf, professor of medicine at the National University of Singapore, said.
It is also reported that it is not yet known how Lanya is transmitted from person to person. In the animal kingdom, the virus was most often detected in shrews; antibodies to it were also found in goats and dogs.
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