Dec 25, 2020
Shemar Moore tests positive for COVID-19
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Shemar Moore has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 50-year-old actor shared on Instagram on Thursday that he initially thought he had food poisoning, and then got symptoms including chills and aches, but is now feeling better.
“Just found out moments ago… I am gonna stay wrapping presents… Yes… I have been tested and told that I HAVE COVID!!!” he said on Instagram.
He still has his senses of taste and smell and doesn’t have any respiratory problems, as of the time of his posting, he said.
“I feel fine now… but I have to be responsible!!!” he wrote. “My Xmas n New Years is clearly not gonna be the best… my last year and a a half has not been the best… but I WILL BE OKAY!!!”
It is unclear what Moore is referring to, but he suffered the loss of his “The Young and the Restless” co-star Kristoff St. John in February 2019.
“I’m raised an only child, but Kristoff is truly the closest thing to a brother and a brother’s love and a brother’s mentorship that I’ve ever known,” Moore said at the time of his friend’s death.Filed under celebrity social media , Coronavirus , shemar moore , 12/25/20
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China sounds alarm after detecting NEW ‘Langya’ virus with 35 infected
DOCTORS in China have sounded the alarm over a newly detected virus.
“Langya” virus has infected 35 people so far in two provinces in eastern China, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said.1Illustration of the Nipah virus, which is in the same family as LangyaCredit: Getty
The virus - officially named Langya henipavirus (LayV) - is entirely novel, meaning it has not infected humans before.
However, it is in the Henipavirus family, of which two species have been identified before - the Hendra virus and Nipah virus.
These produce often severe and fatal illnesses in people - and there are no vaccines or treatments.
Henipavirus is classified as biosafety Level 4 with case fatality rates between 40 and 75 per cent, according to the data from World Health Organization (WHO).Read more on viruses ACT NOW Urgent monkeypox warning amid fears virus will become endemic in the UK
None of the 35 patients who are infected with the new Langya virus have died, and none have been serious, according to the Global Times.
In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), scientists in China reported that the patients were tested because they were febrile.
Their symptoms were most commonly fever, fatigue, a cough, loss of appetite, muscle pain, nausea, headache and vomiting.
The patients had a history of contact with animals, the paper said.Most read in Health NewsHEALTH CHECK I'm a doctor - here's 8 simple hacks to prevent silent killer from strikingMOTHER'S INSTINCT My son was told headaches were long Covid…but it was much worsePAINT A PICTURE Create card to help ill kids at Xmas & Tesco will print them for charitySPOT THE SIGNS Deborah Meaden diagnosed with skin cancer after make-up artist saw spot
But, given there is a cluster of cases, it suggests the virus may have passed between humans already.
The paper said: “There was no close contact or common exposure history among the patients, which suggests that the infection in the human population may be sporadic.
“Contact tracing of nine patients with 15 close-contact family members revealed no close-contact LayV transmission.
“But our sample size was too small to determine the status of human-to-human transmission for LayV.”
It was suspected by the scientists that shrews were the most obvious carrier of Langya virus among 25 animals studied.
It is reminiscent of the Covid pandemic days, when China reported only a handful of novel coronavirus cases which were thought to be only related to animal transmission.
Zoonotic diseases - those that jump from animal to humans - are increasingly becoming a global health worry.
So-called "Disease X" is thought to be just around the corner, experts say, causing another huge pandemic.
Several factors are causing more of these viruses, which include Covid, Zika and Ebola, to emerge.
These include the destruction of natural habitats, wildlife consumption and trade, and climate change.
Nipah virus was first discovered in 1999, in Malaysia and Singapore when 100 deaths occurred out of 300 cases.
The brain-swelling virus has caused only a handful of outbreaks in the past two decades.
But it has the potential to cause a pandemic, the CDC warns.Read More on The SunHOUSE ABOUT IT I make my teen daughter pay rent and drive me around if she doesn’t stump up
Meanwhile, Hendra virus was first found in 1994 in Brisbane, Australia, with bats identified as the source.
Only seven cases of the virus have been reported.