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Lara Williams

Covid-19 Is Just the Beginning of the War on Viruses

Zoonotic spillover — when diseases jump between animals and humans — will happen more and more frequently as habitats are changed by global warming.

Can we tame LayV?

Can we tame LayV?

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“Nearly three dozen people in China have been sickened by a newly identified virus.”

Nope, that isn’t a throwback to 2020. Scientists have identified a new virus named Langya henipavirus, or LayV. The good news is that we’re talking about just 35 cases since 2018, and it doesn’t look like human-to-human transmission is possible (shrews are thought to be natural carriers of the virus).