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2022 Langya virus outbreak in China

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2022 China Langya virus outbreak in China
DiseaseLangya henipabirus
Virus strainLayV
SourceTransmitted from shrews
First outbreakShandong, China
DateAugust 10, 2022 – present
Confirmed cases35

The Langyavirus outbreak was confirmed on August 10, 2022 in the northeastern province of China. The virus is trasmitted from shrews to humans, At least 35 cases were reported in the province and some parts in Jinan there have been cases.

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The Langya henipavirus (LayV) or simply as Langya virus is a disease transmitted from animals. It was found in the provinces of Shandong and Jinan.

In September 2018 the virus has also recorded cases in 2018, 9 cases total of 35 in China infected from LayV had the following symptoms: fever, fatigue and cough. No fatalities have been recorded in the month of August 2022.

The disease affects animals. It can be passed from goats and dogs to humans, the 35 infected have not come into contact with each other, and it has not been determined in August 2022 if people who transmit the disease to others. The Langya virus is dangerous and deadly.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Dozens in China Infected with New 'Langya' Virus Carried by Shrews". Bloomberg. 10 August 2022.