• Cat Q virus is transmitted by pigs and Culex mosquitoes
  • Most cases of the infection have been reported in China and Vietnam

Corona’s anger is not over yet. There is another virus from China that is making its place among the people of India. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) says there is a risk of another virus among the growing cases of corona. According to the ICMR, the Cat Que virus found in China and Vietnam can also spread the infection in India.

Serum samples were tested on 883 people in the country, in which antibodies against the Cat Que virus were found in two people. Antibodies are found in the body only when infected with the virus associated with it.

The virus is spread by mosquitoes and pigs


According to the National Institute of Virology, most cases of the virus have been reported in China and Vietnam. The virus is transmitted by Culex mosquitoes and pigs. Serum was collected in the country between 2014 and 2017.

During testing, antibodies against the Cat Que virus were found in 2 people. One thing is clear from this that 2 people have been infected with this virus. However, so far the virus has not been found in any human or animal in India.

How dangerous is the Cat Que virus


This is especially found in Culex mosquitoes and pigs in China and Vietnam. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Its infection can spread diseases such as encephalitis and meningitis. Patients with this disease may experience symptoms like fever, headache.

Antibodies against it have been found in large quantities in Chinese pigs. This is an indication that the virus is spreading there. It is also likely to be spread to other animals by mosquitoes and pigs.

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