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China reports first death due to Monkey B virus, Monkey B Virus News

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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The News Cover: on July 16th china reported, the first monkey be virus death in its history. the individual identified as a veterinarian in Beijing was infected by monkeys in march and passed away on May 27th monkey b virus bv also known as herpes b virus has a fatality rate of 70 to 80 percent, the Chinese center for disease control and prevention's English journal. the china CDC weekly cited in its July 17 report said that the deceased's close contacts were tested in April and were free of the virus according to us CDC humans typically get infected with bv when bitten or scratched by an infected macaque monkey or have contact with a mccox eyes nose or mouth the CDC highlighted that there has only been one case of bv human to human transmission documented in history it's unclear. 

which type of monkey, the victim was in contact with when he contracted the virus the deceased veterinary was 53 years old he worked for a non-human primate breeding and experimental institution in Beijing on March 4th and 6th the veterinarian dissected two dead monkeys, one month after the dissections the veterinarian experienced nausea and vomiting followed by fever with neurological symptoms according to the report because doctors in Beijing didn't have any experience with bv infections. the veterinarian was asked to visit several hospitals for treatment but was not diagnosed until April 17th when doctors collected his cerebrospinal fluid and that of his two co-workers to test for monkey-related viruses. 

the results showed that the veterinarian was infected by a group of scientists from china's CDC and capital medical university concluded in their report this implied that bv and monkeys might pose a potential zoonotic threat to the occupational workers according to the CDC by infections start with flu-like symptoms which include fever and chills muscle aches fatigue and headaches the symptoms typically start within one month after exposure to a bv infected monkey the first human infection was identified in 1932 and since then only 50 cases of transmission to humans have been reported of those most had come into contact with a monkey and 21 died.

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