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(BBC-US)   Langya virus infects 35 people in China. Ok well lang you too, how about that   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Repeat, Henipavirus, Zoonosis, Microbiology, Duke-NUS Medical School, Wang Linfa, Mammal, China's state-run, Nipah virus  
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2022-08-11 10:07:29 AM  
If TFA is to be believed, there's no evidence it transmits from human to human - implying that all 35 patients got it from eating or being around animals. After the whole debacle with Corona virus, the world would appreciate it if the Chinese would stop having open air animal markets filled with whatever creature they manage to capture. Clean it, process it, and sell it in refrigerated and inspected stores.
 
2022-08-11 10:33:35 AM  
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2022-08-11 10:55:05 AM  
Someone needs to tame those shrews
 
2022-08-11 10:55:21 AM  
Well, double langya on you.
 
2022-08-11 10:55:25 AM  
One of the researchers, Wang Linfa from the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, told China's state-run Global Times that the cases of LayV found so far have not been fatal or very serious, so there is "no need to panic".

So...we need to start panicking immediately then.
 
2022-08-11 10:58:10 AM  

Private_Citizen: If TFA is to be believed, there's no evidence it transmits from human to human - implying that all 35 patients got it from eating or being around animals. After the whole debacle with Corona virus, the world would appreciate it if the Chinese would stop having open air animal markets filled with whatever creature they manage to capture. Clean it, process it, and sell it in refrigerated and inspected stores.


If the Chinese are in such straits that they are eating shrews, they're unlikely to listen to your pleas for them to stop selling them in open-air markets. Shrews are smaller than mice, in most cases, and aren't especially high in protein.

A billion and a half starving people is going to be more of a problem than any new virus they might unleash on us through their dietary  habits.
 
2022-08-11 10:58:42 AM  
 Selling live animals in open markets is something that I noticed visiting southern Mexico. a few years back Chickens, maybe some others (i was not doing a survey). No shrews that I recall.  Look a little small--do they BBQ them for appetizers?
 
2022-08-11 11:08:15 AM  

Gyrfalcon: So...we need to start panicking immediately then.


I remember this is how I heard about Covid in Dec of 2019. In the parking lot of my office listening to NPR.

"A new disease from a market in China has infected some locals, they are calling it Covid"

By Feb of 2020, we were all on lock-down and wearing masks...

Lets see how quickly this crap comes to the states.

I swear, it's biological warfare. There's no other explanation.
 
2022-08-11 11:09:16 AM  
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2022-08-11 11:09:31 AM  
langya balls lmao gottem
 
2022-08-11 11:19:17 AM  

Marcos P: Someone needs to tame those shrews


It's a living but someone has to do it.

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2022-08-11 11:20:23 AM  
Virus gets out of hand in China. This is not a repeat from January 2020.
 
2022-08-11 11:23:36 AM  
Gyrfalcon:

A billion and a half starving people is going to be more of a problem than any new virus they might unleash on us through their dietary  habits.

A billion and a half starving people *somewhere else* has never been a problem for anybody. The world usually ignores them and they just get quieter and quieter until they go away.
 
2022-08-11 11:25:15 AM  
same way cook squirrel
 
2022-08-11 11:25:53 AM  

steklo: Gyrfalcon: So...we need to start panicking immediately then.

I remember this is how I heard about Covid in Dec of 2019. In the parking lot of my office listening to NPR.

"A new disease from a market in China has infected some locals, they are calling it Covid"

By Feb of 2020, we were all on lock-down and wearing masks...

Lets see how quickly this crap comes to the states.

I swear, it's biological warfare. There's no other explanation.


It was already here when NPR was talking about it. The time from there to here is shorter than the time from newsdesk to air.
 
2022-08-11 11:26:54 AM  

steklo: Gyrfalcon: So...we need to start panicking immediately then.

I remember this is how I heard about Covid in Dec of 2019. In the parking lot of my office listening to NPR.

"A new disease from a market in China has infected some locals, they are calling it Covid"

By Feb of 2020, we were all on lock-down and wearing masks...

Lets see how quickly this crap comes to the states.

I swear, it's biological warfare. There's no other explanation.


It's not biological warfare. It's "damn nature, you scary". Sometimes a virus hops into a new host population and finds that it can spread far and wide before the survivors build up immunity. Look at smallpox arriving in North America, SARS-1 in 2003, etc.
 
2022-08-11 11:30:47 AM  
Gyrfalcon:

If the Chinese are in such straits that they are eating shrews, they're unlikely to listen to your pleas for them to stop selling them in open-air markets. Shrews are smaller than mice, in most cases, and aren't especially high in protein.


Maybe they're sprinkled over other food as flavoring, possibly also as burrito coverings?
 
2022-08-11 11:31:20 AM  

steklo: Gyrfalcon: So...we need to start panicking immediately then.

I remember this is how I heard about Covid in Dec of 2019. In the parking lot of my office listening to NPR.

"A new disease from a market in China has infected some locals, they are calling it Covid"

By Feb of 2020, we were all on lock-down and wearing masks...

Lets see how quickly this crap comes to the states.

I swear, it's biological warfare. There's no other explanation.


No, there's no reason to be stupid.

It's 1.5 billion people (which in numbers looks like this: 1,500,000,000) living much too close together, in very poor conditions, in a region already known for a high incidence of viral outbreaks.

Then you add: A cultural reliance on live animal markets; a cultural tendency towards folk medicine and herbal remedies; poverty and low nutrition that makes protein hunger rampant (meaning people will eat anything that contains protein, like bats, mice, rats, and other vermin).

And throw in: climate change, which is changing the breeding cycles and migration patterns of insects and birds, growth rates of plants, and disrupts the ecosystems that keep small animals like rodents and their disease vectors in balance.

We can expect here in America an outbreak of haantavirus after the prolonged drought followed by monsoonal rains (creating conditions for an increase in field mice and deer mice in the southwest); plague in the west (since land cleared by the fires means better forage for ground squirrels which is going to increase their numbers); and increasing chances for malaria to regain a foothold in the south (as increasing warming moves mosquito populations north).

Fun times.
 
2022-08-11 11:33:11 AM  

Pestifer: Gyrfalcon:

A billion and a half starving people is going to be more of a problem than any new virus they might unleash on us through their dietary  habits.

A billion and a half starving people *somewhere else* has never been a problem for anybody. The world usually ignores them and they just get quieter and quieter until they go away.


There's never been a billion and a half starving people. That's more people than have been on the world any time in history. Why do you think China's suddenly looking so hard at Taiwan? Staging ground for the rest of the Pacific Rim, that's why. They need food before they start eating their kids again.
 
2022-08-11 11:47:19 AM  
Alright Langya, let's do ir!

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2022-08-11 11:48:37 AM  
Langya?  Pffft, call me when they get to Nunya.  Now that's one scary virus.
 
2022-08-11 11:55:33 AM  

Gyrfalcon: No, there's no reason to be stupid.


Crap. It's something I was always good at too.

damn it.
 
2022-08-11 11:57:05 AM  

Pestifer: Gyrfalcon:

A billion and a half starving people is going to be more of a problem than any new virus they might unleash on us through their dietary  habits.

A billion and a half starving people *somewhere else* has never been a problem for anybody. The world usually ignores them and they just get quieter and quieter until they go away.


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2022-08-11 12:08:09 PM  
A chinese man was trying to exchange yuan for dollars at a bank. 

He asked the teller, "Why it change? Yesterday, I get two hunat dolla of yuan. Today, I only get hunat eighty. Why it change?"

The teller shrugged his shoulders and said, "Fluctuations..."

The chinese man says, "Oh yeah? Well, fluc you amelicans, too!"
 
2022-08-11 12:09:31 PM  
Langya ain't so bad.

It's Ligma you gotta worry about.
 
2022-08-11 12:23:06 PM  
Nurgle's running loose in China.

Khorne is collecting his harvest in Ukraine.

Tzeentch is pumping lies through every right-wing politician in the world.

Where the fark is Slaanesh?  Can't we at least have a few orgies before everything goes to hell?
 
2022-08-11 12:40:27 PM  
thanks Xi
 
2022-08-11 12:47:15 PM  
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2022-08-11 12:50:47 PM  

hegelsghost: Selling live animals in open markets is something that I noticed visiting southern Mexico. a few years back Chickens, maybe some others (i was not doing a survey). No shrews that I recall.  Look a little small--do they BBQ them for appetizers?


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2022-08-11 12:53:50 PM  

Gyrfalcon: steklo: Gyrfalcon: So...we need to start panicking immediately then.

I remember this is how I heard about Covid in Dec of 2019. In the parking lot of my office listening to NPR.

"A new disease from a market in China has infected some locals, they are calling it Covid"

By Feb of 2020, we were all on lock-down and wearing masks...

Lets see how quickly this crap comes to the states.

I swear, it's biological warfare. There's no other explanation.

No, there's no reason to be stupid.

It's 1.5 billion people (which in numbers looks like this: 1,500,000,000) living much too close together, in very poor conditions, in a region already known for a high incidence of viral outbreaks.

Then you add: A cultural reliance on live animal markets; a cultural tendency towards folk medicine and herbal remedies; poverty and low nutrition that makes protein hunger rampant (meaning people will eat anything that contains protein, like bats, mice, rats, and other vermin).

And throw in: climate change, which is changing the breeding cycles and migration patterns of insects and birds, growth rates of plants, and disrupts the ecosystems that keep small animals like rodents and their disease vectors in balance.

We can expect here in America an outbreak of haantavirus after the prolonged drought followed by monsoonal rains (creating conditions for an increase in field mice and deer mice in the southwest); plague in the west (since land cleared by the fires means better forage for ground squirrels which is going to increase their numbers); and increasing chances for malaria to regain a foothold in the south (as increasing warming moves mosquito populations north).

Fun times.


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2022-08-11 1:15:06 PM  

JamesSirBensonMum: Well, double langya on you.


Sounds like the beginning of one of those "Nunya" or "deez" jokes. "What kind of virus did he get?" "Langya." "What's Langya?" "Lang, ya talk too much."
 
2022-08-11 1:26:40 PM  
Get used to epidemics and pandemics...
along with pandemic fear-mongering from the moronic 'news' media.

Population density, grossly crowded cities, and non-existent sanitation standards in many countries makes it inevitable that humanity (along with all the wildlife populations we're carelessly crushing into oblivion) will see more virulent and rapidly mutating viral waves.

And since humans don't seem to 'get it' about climate change, gross pollution, or our exploding population of techno-drunk chimps, and since humanity has utterly forgotten about obvious solutions like Zero Population Growth, well...

What's a struggling planet and its beleaguered ecology supposed to do?
So we get endless war and waves of disease.
 
2022-08-11 1:38:54 PM  

Bondith: Nurgle's running loose in China.

Khorne is collecting his harvest in Ukraine.

Tzeentch is pumping lies through every right-wing politician in the world.

Where the fark is Slaanesh?  Can't we at least have a few orgies before everything goes to hell?


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The orgies contain monkeypox.
 
2022-08-11 2:11:01 PM  
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2022-08-11 2:45:36 PM  
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Yeah, yeah, I know it's Hank and not Scott but it's the best I could do on *short* notice...
 
2022-08-11 3:15:36 PM  

LOLITROLU: Langya ain't so bad.

It's Ligma you gotta worry about.


Or a resurgence of Gozinya.
 
2022-08-11 4:24:22 PM  

Private_Citizen: If TFA is to be believed, there's no evidence it transmits from human to human - implying that all 35 patients got it from eating or being around animals. After the whole debacle with Corona virus, the world would appreciate it if the Chinese would stop having open air animal markets filled with whatever creature they manage to capture. Clean it, process it, and sell it in refrigerated and inspected stores.


You nanny-state snowflake commie with you food safety regulations.
 
2022-08-11 4:25:35 PM  

steklo: Gyrfalcon: So...we need to start panicking immediately then.

I remember this is how I heard about Covid in Dec of 2019. In the parking lot of my office listening to NPR.

"A new disease from a market in China has infected some locals, they are calling it Covid"

By Feb of 2020, we were all on lock-down and wearing masks...

Lets see how quickly this crap comes to the states.

I swear, it's biological warfare. There's no other explanation.


Or it's 7.7 billion people and stuff happens.  There have been plenty of plagues and pandemics before we knew how to manufacture a virus and we have a lot more people giving many more chances for something bad to happen.
Sars, aids, bird flu, West Nile, mers, EBOLA... something always going to happen.... covid was just perfect to spread due to long incubation period
 
2022-08-11 4:28:19 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Private_Citizen: If TFA is to be believed, there's no evidence it transmits from human to human - implying that all 35 patients got it from eating or being around animals. After the whole debacle with Corona virus, the world would appreciate it if the Chinese would stop having open air animal markets filled with whatever creature they manage to capture. Clean it, process it, and sell it in refrigerated and inspected stores.

If the Chinese are in such straits that they are eating shrews, they're unlikely to listen to your pleas for them to stop selling them in open-air markets. Shrews are smaller than mice, in most cases, and aren't especially high in protein.

A billion and a half starving people is going to be more of a problem than any new virus they might unleash on us through their dietary  habits.


Could just be a delicacy, we eat shrimp, escargot, caviar... plenty of small things.
 
2022-08-12 2:11:03 AM  

steklo: Gyrfalcon: So...we need to start panicking immediately then.

I remember this is how I heard about Covid in Dec of 2019. In the parking lot of my office listening to NPR.

"A new disease from a market in China has infected some locals, they are calling it Covid"

By Feb of 2020, we were all on lock-down and wearing masks...

Lets see how quickly this crap comes to the states.

I swear, it's biological warfare. There's no other explanation.


It's overdevelopment and people getting more money than they know what to do with. Basically a lot of people are setting up and supplying these open air markets and not processing the animals correctly. Consumers now have disposable income, so where once they would have caught and processed the animals themselves, today they are going to the markets more and buying them, often from people who have not taken care on how to do the processing correctly.

To make things worse, people with extra money are now moving out of the big cities and into smaller cities, which aren't served by big food processing companies. This means they're more likely to come into contact with small-time operators who are inexperienced at what they're doing and also at managing larger quantities of bats or shrews or whatever they're moving.

This is going to be an ongoing thing for the next few decades. Sorry.
 
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