According to a study conducted by the US CDC, the fatal Chapare virus can be transmitted from human to human. First recorded in 2004 in rural Bolivia, the disease is a close relative of the deadly Ebola virus with similar symptoms. However, unlike Ebola the Chapare Virus has no known cure and is a fatal disease for humans.
According to the study by CDC, it is now assumed that the Chapare Virus originated from rodents similar to the bubonic plague which killed over 25 million people in the 13th century Europe. Unlike the bubonic plague, the Chapare Virus will cause high fever, body aches, nose bleeds and bleeding from the gums.
In 2019 a total of 5 cases were reported of the Chapare Virus of which 3 were medical professionals giving care for a positive case of the Chapare Virus. World Health Organization is yet to develop a treatment and containment protocol for the Chapare virus but authorities are acting on existing protocols to curb the spread of the virus.