Mainstream media has been warning the public about the “next pandemic” since the onslaught of the COVID-19 scam. It could be anything at this point; another new COVID variant, a bird flu mutation, or the Langya virus.
Scientists are attempting to identify which pathogen will pose the next large-scale threat to humanity. In fact, Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci funded research that claims it’ll be the bird flu:
However, others claim it’ll be the Langya virus. Ariel Isaacs, a researcher at the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland in Australia, said humanity is at an “important juncture” with this genus of viruses and can “expect more spillover events from animals to people.”
Almost a year ago, there were reports of humans being infected with the Langya virus, which had spread from shrews to people in China.
As with COVID initially, the virus causes fever and severe respiratory symptoms and can lead to fatal pneumonia, according to a report by Fortune. Also like COVID, it was first identified among humans in China. Last year, it infected 35 farmers and other residents, likely due to contact with some shrews.
Langya is a henipavirus and researchers warn others will jump to humans. “It’s important we understand the inner workings of these emerging viruses,” Isaacs said in a news release about the research.
Henipaviruses are the most lethal of paramyxoviruses, killing around 70% of those who contract them. The first two henipaviruses identified in humans were the Nipah virus, first seen in pigs in Malaysia and Singapore in the late 1980s, and the Hendra virus, first noted in racehorses and humans in Australia in 1994. –Fortune
The transmission of the Nipah virus among humans is also has been reported, in family members and caregivers of those sickened according to the World Health Organization. Outbreaks occur almost annually in Bangladesh, according to a new paper’s authors.
Both Hendra and Nipah viruses can present with respiratory illness and severe flu-like symptoms. They may also progress to encephalitis or inflammation of the brain along with other neurologic symptoms and death.