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© Istock Herpes B of the Monkey: What is this new deadly virus from China?
A Chinese veterinarian has deceased after taking an extremely rare virus known to infect the monkeys, and especially the macaques. This is the first human case reported in China.
A new deadly virus appeared in China. While the world is hardly faced with an epidemic resumption due to the Variant Delta, a new virus caused the death of a veterinarian in China. As the Express reports, the Chinese authorities revealed this Saturday, July 17 that a 53-year-old Chinese veterinarian was deceased after contracted the "Monkey B" or Herpes B virus of the Monkey in French. It is an extremely rare infectious disease transmitted by the primates, and mainly by the macaques, hence its name of "herpes b of the monkey". This worries the authorities since it is the first infected human case postponed to China. According to the Washington Post, the deceased veterinarian worked in an institute based in Beijing specialized in experimental research on primates, according to a report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. herpes b of the monkey: a mortality of about 80%
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early March, he dissected two ridden monkeys and developed, a month later, from the fever, nausea, vomiting and neurological symptoms , according to The report. Despite care in several hospitals, the man died on May 27. After analyzing fifty blood and salivary samples, it was diagnosed as reached monkeyb virus. As the Washington Post says, it is a rather widespread virus in macaques monkeys and which is often deadly once transmitted to man. Indeed, without treatment, the
mortality rate is about 80%
. According to American disease prevention and control centers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC), there were only 50 cases of Monkey B virus transmitted to man since his discovery in 1932. But on the 50 Infected people, 21 died. The Washington Post reports that the most cases of viruses transmitted to man concern people working with monkeys , such as veterinarians or researchers. Herpes B of the monkey: towards a new epidemic? according to livescience.com, once the virus has transmitted from the animal to the human, it is not very contagious
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"Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful," the U.S. State Department said in a statement last year.The images were obtained from former Navy intelligence officer J. Michael Dahm of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), who told the newspaper, "The most significant change in military posture in 2021 is the appearance of Chinese special mission aircraft and helicopters at Subi and Mischief Reefs, indicating the PLA may have commenced routine air operations from those airfields.
and does not spread easily between humans. Indeed according to the CDC, there has been only one reported case of infection with the monkey B virus in a human transmitted by another person
. This new coronavirus appeared as a source "zoonotic", that is to say that animals were transmitted to humans. But unlike the current coronavirus, with the herpes b of the monkey, the man, once infected, is an "deadlock" according to Dr. Nikolaus Osterried, Dean of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences in Hong Kong. He has indeed insured not to fear an epidemic at the Washington Post because he judges that the virus "does not jump from a human to another". Nevertheless, the Chinese health authorities ensure that the new report suggests that the virus "could constitute a potential zoonotic threat " for people working with monkeys; and therefore it is necessary to "strengthen monitoring in laboratory macaques and workers who deal with China".
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Russia's military chief said Moscow and Beijing have found "new ways of interaction and continued fruitful collaboration," while his Chinese counterpart said the two have "maintained strong and unwavering bilateral relations, becoming an important stabilizing force of the world today."The State Department announced Wednesday that a delegation headed by Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman met with a Russian team led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in Geneva to mark the beginning of the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue, which was outlined in last month's summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.