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Newly identified Langya virus tracked after China reports dozens of cases

By Donna Lu

10 Aug 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

You should read this news to know about a new zoonotic virus called the novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) causing symptoms like coughing, fever, muscle aches, that's been discovered in China.

Researchers have begun tracking a newly identified virus in China, with dozens of cases recorded so far.

The novel Langya henipavirus (LayV) was first detected in the north-eastern provinces of Shandong and Henan in late 2018 but was only formally identified by scientists last week.

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