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Langya henipavirus (LayV), also known as Langya virus, is a species of henipavirus first detected in the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Henan. It has been announced in 35 patients from 2018 to August 2022. All but 9 of the 35 cases in China were infected with LayV only, with symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and coughing. No deaths due to LayV had been reported as of August 2022. Langya henipavirus affects species including humans, dogs, goats, and its presumed original host, shrews. The 35 cases were not in contact with each other, and was not known as of August 2022 if the virus is capable of human-to-human transmission.

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