'No potential of a pandemic' from new Langya virus found in China: S'pore expert in research team

The research team said in the letter that the virus likely jumped from shrews to humans. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE - A letter in The New England Journal of Medicine on a new virus discovered in eastern China has sparked some concern internationally.

All the 35 people infected in China’s Shandong and Henan provinces had fever, with a few among them more seriously ill with severe pneumonia.

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