Now ‘Cat Que’ virus is spreading like wildfire in China!
Published: 05:33 PM, 29 September 2020
The new terror is called the cat que virus. Although the whole world, including India, is looking for a way out to get rid of coronavirus infection, the new virus is spreading like wildfire. And again, this time too, the epicenter of this new virus is China; reports several Indian portals according to the medical experts’ warnings, that the new virus could be brought to India from China as before.
What are the symptoms of ‘cat que virus’ (CQV)?
Scientists associated with ICMR say that there is more than one symptom of the Cat Q virus. According to the news published in All India Media News – Mint, people infected with the Cat Que virus can get fever. Meningitis, pediatric encephalitis can also occur.
What is the cat que virus?
Scientists say the Cat que virus is a type of airborne virus that is carried by other animals. So far one existence has been observed in China and Vietnam. The ICMR says mosquitoes are the main carriers of the Cat Que virus. The main carriers of this virus are Azepti, Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex trichinarinicus. Pigs, on the other hand, can also carry the virus in mammals.
The CQV is arthropod-borne viruses or arboviruses. China and Vietnam have reported the presence of CQV inside culex mosquitoes and pigs.
According to the ICMR study, data has revealed that Indian mosquitoes, namely, aegypti, Cx. Quinquefasciatus, and Cx. Tritaeniorhynchus, are susceptible to the CQV. Swines are the primary mammalian host of the CQV.