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Researchers confirm human-to-human transmission of rare virus in Bolivia

Chapare virus, which causes haemorrhagic fevers, was transmitted to health workers in La Paz and resulted in three deaths

Researchers with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered human-to-human transmission of a rare virus in Bolivia belonging to a family of viruses that can cause haemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola.

The news is a reminder that scientists are working to identify new viral threats to humankind, even as countries around the world battle a new wave of Covid-19 outbreaks.

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