A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine said Langya was linked with lower white blood cells, low platelet count, and liver or kidney failure in some cases.
According to the Taipei Times, the CDC confirmed they will carry out more research, including further nucleic acid testing procedures, tracking procedures and genome sequencing.
The new virus seems to be cause for concern given the profile of the two other henipaviruses, the Hendra virus and Nipah virus, both of which can be transmitted by animals to humans, and both have high fatality rates.
In a press conference on Sunday, Taiwanese CDC Deputy Director Chuang Jen-Hsiang said that the agency is working with the Chinese Council of Agriculture to identify whether other viruses are found in species native to Shandong and Henan provinces.
There have been no deaths reported so far.
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