New Langya Henipa virus Infection Leads to Hospitalization of 35 People In China

After the outbreak of new Henipa virus infection, at least 35 people had to be admitted in China's eastern provinces.

As per doctors, infection developed due to newly discovered Langya Henipa virus has given symptoms that are almost fatal

The name Langya is known as LayV. It was first detected when 35 patients developed infection in China's eastern provinces

The virus can prove fatal found to have a history of animal contact. It's believed to be transmitted from animals to humans

The infection due to Langya Henipa virusis believed to originally transmitted to humans through creatures like the shrew

Dr Zhu Feng, a famous researcher in China said some patients developed severe symptoms like pneumonia after getting an infection

He further stated that Langya Henipa virus is not as deadly as Nipah or Hendranipavirus as none of the infected patients died

Researchers have a little knowledge about the virus and are busy conducting experiments to know how much of a threat it really is

He said there is no need to panic as it is not a severe outbreak. But still, there is a need to have an active genomic surveillance