Going back almost 3 years, the world is facing the epidemic of Covid-19. disrupting the public health system and the way of life of the people until becoming “New way of life” or New Normal, which is considered a scripture practice until today.
even after will let all mankind be able to breathe But soon enough, I had to face with “smallpox monkey” or Monkeypox that has a tendency to spread more and more. The World Health Organization (WHO) must declare that “It’s an international public health emergency” last month. Meanwhile, Thailand itself has found 4 cases of monkey pox so far.
But on August 10, China found the infection. “Langya Henipavirus” or “LayV” virus (LayV) in Henan and Shandong provinces, a total of 35 cases. If surveying the diet of most patients, they found symptoms of fever, fatigue, vomiting and coughing. Animals to humans like “ghost rats”, but there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission.
Meanwhile, Dr. Anan Chongkaewwatana, Director of Animal Health and Management Innovation Research Group The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Thailand (Biotech) also posted on his personal Facebook page.Anan JongkaewwattanaDescribing the virus as Before the news came out, a research team in China published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, stating that based on the information currently available, the Layvi virus belongs to a group. “Paramyxovirus,” which includes known viruses in this group, such as the measles virus and the mumps virus.
For this group of viruses, there are two types of highly pathogenic viruses, the “Nipah” and the “Hendra” viruses, which are highly infectious. But the violence also kept the spread of the virus limited as the host died so quickly.
Meanwhile, China has seen its first human infection with Laywi virus since late 2018, and has continued to do so. Until now (the last 35 found), which is important information. “Outbreaks are not clusters or clusters,” but scattered outbreaks. That shows that the virus can be transmitted from animals to humans. But spreading from person to person is still not good or bad.
However, the virus isolated from a patient is genetically coded very closely to the virus isolated from a ‘mouse’, suggesting that the rat may have been an intermediary of such infection to humans. But it is possible that other animals may also be the source of the virus.
For the symptoms of patients infected with Layvi May have symptoms of flu, fever, aches, fatigue, some may have decreased liver and kidney function But there are no infected or dead patients.
“In a nutshell, the LayV virus can infect humans from intermediate animals. There is no evidence of human-to-human transmission. The symptoms were very mild and there were no deaths.”
That caused some people to ask, Will Layvi Virus be like COVID-19?
Prof. Francis Ballux, Lecturer at the Faculty of Computing Biology University College London It states that the Laywi virus does not appear to replicate COVID-19 in any way and that it may not be easy to spread from person to person. But at the same time it cautions that many pathogens may still be present in potential animals that can infect humans.
Corresponds to Prof. Wang Linfa, Lecturer at the University (Duke-NUS) Medical School in Singapore. One of the study’s co-authors in the New England Journal of Medicine noted that a person infected with Laywi virus has never reached the point of death. or severe symptoms And there’s no need to panic.