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Chinese Veterinary Doctor Dies Of Deadly Monkey B Virus

Chinese Veterinary Doctor Dies Of Deadly Monkey B Virus

Authorities in China, have confirmed their first human death from the horrific monkey B virus.

The virus, is a form of herpes that usually appears only in primates but can cause nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pains, and blistering in humans.

The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC), said the 53-year-old vet died on 27th May, after seeking treatment in several hospitals.
This comes, a month, after he dissected two dead primates in early March, as part of his experimental research.

The CCDC, warned anyone working on primates they could be potentially harmed by the infection, which rarely jumps from monkeys to humans, according to RT. The virus is causing concern among the scientific community.

According to the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is “extremely rare” for humans to be infected with the virus, which it says can cause “severe brain damage or death if you do not get treatment immediately”.

Source: Yahoo News

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