Monkey B Virus Takes Life for the First Time in China 1
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A 53-year-old man, who works as a veterinarian in Beijing, the capital of China, Monkey B virus from monkey corpses got it. It was stated that the veterinarian, who first applied to the hospital with complaints of nausea and vomiting, worsened within 1 month.

The hospital collects spinal fluid, throat swab, and plasma samples from a Monkey B infected veterinarian. showing neurological symptoms It was stated that the 53-year-old man died. According to the information in the local Chinese newspapers, the people contacted by the veterinarian were negative.

What is Monkey B virus?

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The Monkey B virus, called the old world monkey herpes virus, was first identified by scientists in 1932. so far t killed 21 people in total and last seen in 2019, symptoms of the virus include fever and nausea. According to scientific data, the mortality rate of the Monkey B virus varies between 70% and 80%, and because the virus directly attacks the central nervous system, the most neurological symptoms are seen in patients.

This virus seen in China could be a major threat to veterinarians

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The vet, who caught the Monkey B virus after examining two dead monkeys, not infecting anyone else is considered, but China’s National Institute of Viral Disease Control and Prevention has warned veterinarians, animal care personnel, and laboratory researchers, especially those who come into close contact with monkeys, to be careful.

China does not reveal the name of the veterinarian who died of the Monkey B virus, but according to the data obtained, the Institute for Disease Control and Prevention took a spinal fluid, plasma sample and nasal swab from the 53-year-old man to detect the virus. The veterinarian’s condition worsened within 1 month. despite all treatments was declared dead.

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