- So far 35 patients have been identified in China with this new disease.
- Initial reports assure that human-to-human infections are not possible and domestic animals such as dogs, goats and shrews were responsible for harboring the virus.
- The main complaints in affected people have been low white blood cells, low platelet count, liver failure and kidney failure.
The problems for the world do not end. The Covid-19 pandemic remains in force and there are also other concerns such as childhood hepatitis of unknown origin and monkeypox that has spread outside of Africa. But now a new newly identified disease tentatively called Langya and its main symptoms are already known.
all part of a article published in the scientific journal New England Journal of Medicine. What he mentions is that so far 35 people infected with henipavirus have been identified and all are in China.
Something very important is that fear should not be caused among the population. Despite the coincidences with Covid-19 and the place where it appeared, it is still too early to draw conclusions.
One of the common points of all the patients is that they all had contact with domestic animals such as dogs, goats and shrews. Therefore, it is suspected that one of these species would be responsible for hosting the pathogen that later passed to humans.
By analyzing each of the 35 reported cases the main discomforts were identified. The first and most common is fever because it occurred in all patients (100 percent). In addition there were others such as fatigue (54 percent), cough (50 percent), loss of appetite (50 percent), muscle pain (46 percent), nausea (38 percent), headache (35 percent) and vomiting (35 percent).
There are still many questions and few answers because it is a new disease. More studies are needed to get a more complete view of the problem. According to preliminary investigations, it is ensured that infections between humans are not possible. So far all cases have been from animals to humans.
Main complaints in patients
Regarding the affectations of the patients, the main one was a decrease in white blood cells (54 percent). While others were a low platelet count (35 percent), liver failure (35 percent) and kidney failure (8 percent).
For their part, the authorities have indicated that so far no deaths have been reported. While all patients remain under constant monitoring and receive all necessary medical care.
Because Langya It is a new disease. There are still no vaccines or specific medications and that is why all current efforts are aimed at combating the symptoms.
Now, until now the World Health Organization (WHO) has not published any statement in this regard. What is expected is that during the following hours it will issue a statement to clearly inform if it is a new dangerous disease.