Nearly after two years after dealing with Covid-19, the Chinese scientist has now detected a new virus. Termed as NeoCov, which is related to MERS, is spreading among bats in South Africa and may bring danger to human life in the near future.
It is not a new virus but associated with the MERS-COV that was first discovered in outbreaks in Middle Eastern countries in 2012 and 2015.
Research has come up with a conclusion that mutation of this variant may be potentially harmful to humans. It carries the high mortality rate of the MERS and the high transmission rate of the current Covid-19 virus.
In a statement, Sputnik said that this new variant has a higher infection and death rate, posing the threat of high fatality. It has the potential combination of Covid-19's high transmission rate & MER-COV's high mortality rate. NeoCov has a mortality rate of around 33%, which indicates that one in three persons may die on average after being infected.
Neither Covid-19 generated antibodies, vaccination could protect the human body against NeoCov.
Researchers from the Wuhan University and Chinese Institute of Bio-Physics have said that this new variant of Corona will be the most dangerous in the upcoming timesResearchers from the Wuhan University and Chinese Institute of Bio-Physics have said that this new variant of Corona will be the most dangerous in the upcoming times. Maria Van Kerkhove from the World Health Organization said that this new variant is more contagious than Omicron.
The Health Minister of South Africa adds that the outbreak of this new variant initially seemed as if it was the results of the continued public gatherings or students going to universities, gathering in the metros but from recently after the scientist's words, there was a fear which prevailed.
According to research, it has been found that one mutation could lead to the virus being passed from animals to humans.
NeoCov poses a risk because it binds to the ACE2 receptor differently as a result neither antibody nor protein molecules can give protection against this virus.
The symptoms of this variant among humans may be fever, loss of smell and taste, diarrhoea, chest pain, runny nose, headache, persistent cough, muscle pain.