No, this isn’t deja-vu … China has discovered a new, potentially fatal virus within its borders, which experts say could trigger yet another pandemic.
The Langya Henipavirus, referred to as “Langya,” has already infected 35 people, according to Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control … it’s in the same family as the Hendra virus and Nipah virus.
While none of the patients have died or suffered serious illness, it’s a virus that hasn’t infected human beings prior to this outbreak … so there are a lot of unknowns.
Being under the Henipavirus umbrella, it has the potential to do some serious damage … WHO data classifies Henipavirus with a 40-75% fatality rate.
The symptoms might look all too familiar — fever, headache, cough, fatigue, etc.
A report by the New England Journal of Medicine says the infected patients had a history of being in contact with animals … however, it’s now possible the virus has already been transmitted from human to human.