Chinese media on Sunday, Aug. 7, reported that microbiologists in Beijing and Qingdao had found a new virus in Shandong and Henan called Langya henipavirus. At least 35 people are infected. Microbiologists said this virus could be fatal, and genomic testing suggests that shrews may be the natural host for the virus. The authoritative medical journal “NEJM” published this research report last Thursday, Aug. 4.