Chapare virus: all about the deadly virus that can spread between people

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The US centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) announced on Monday that the deadly virus that causes hemorrhagic fever such as Ebola can now also be transmitted through human-to-human contact.

As countries around the world struggle to limit the Covid-19 pandemic, the US centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) has announced that the deadly virus that causes viral high fever such as Ebola can now also be transmitted through humans.

After the announcement, it was considered mandatory, the mentioned experts claim that even in the case of hysteria, Chapare, it is unlikely to cause a pandemic on the scale of Covid-19. However, he cautioned that there are reasons to be concerned about a potential Chapare outbreak.

Heres everything you need to know about Chapara hemorrhagic fever:

1. the Chapare virus was first detected in the Bolivian province of Chapare, from where it gets its name. Although it disappeared in 2004, an outbreak last year infected at least five people.

2. some of the symptoms of Chapare are fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, bleeding gums, skin rash, and pain. Although the virus can be transmitted through body fluids and even kill infected people, no active cases have been reported this year.

3. during the 2019 outbreak, three out of five infected people were health workers, two of whom died, thats all.

4. the First sign of last years outbreak was found in a sample of body fluids originally thought to be Dengue by doctors. However, further studies showed no signs of Dengue fever. Tests were subsequently conducted for two other deadly hemorrhagic viruses, yellow fever and Machupo. However, the results were again negative.

5. the virus was finally identified as Chapare, after the pan-American health organization (PAOZ), which is partnering with the CDC, gave it a sample. The CDC has also developed a RT-PCR test to diagnose the virus in the future.

6. This outbreak has shown that the virus can be transmitted from person to person. In addition, experts say the virus is present in the sperm of survivors for 24 weeks or 168 days after infection.

7. the Chapare virus was also detected in rodents around the home of the first infected person. However, experts note that this does not prove that rodents are the source of the outbreak.