What to know about symptoms, transmission

Zoonotic diseases occur when animals transmit germs to humans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), zoonotic diseases “are caused by harmful germs such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi.” Some of the better known types of zoonotic viruses include West Nile virus and rabies. Furthermore, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

New Langya virus found in China

comment this story Comment An international team of scientists has identified a new virus that likely spread to humans after it first infected animals, in another possible zoonotic contagion less than three years after the coronavirus pandemic. A peer-reviewed study published in the New England Journal of Medicine detailed the discovery of the Langya virus […]