Now 24 new forms of corona virus found in Chinese bats

Now 24 new forms of corona virus found in Chinese bats
Amidst the ongoing debate around the world regarding the rise of Covid-19 from China, another new crisis has come to the fore. Chinese researchers have found 24 new genomes of the coronavirus in bats from southwest China. Of these, four are similar to the 'SARS-CoV-2' virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic and may be nearly as dangerous.

In this research published in the journal Cell, Chinese researchers from Shandong University said that from the 24 new corona virus genomes they have found, it is clear that there are many types of corona virus in bats and they spread to people in different ways. . These genomes have been found from different species of bats. The researchers began their investigation by taking samples of small bats found in the forests between May 2019 and November 2020. Upon closer examination of samples taken from their feces, urine and mouth, they found a genome that is exactly like SARS-CoV-2. It is the closest strain to SARS cov 2 of all the genomes found so far, but may have some genetic differences, such as its spike protein.

After the discovery of these new 24 genomes, researchers have feared that there is little hope of the end of the corona epidemic crisis. From Thailand in June of last year, and now a very similar genome has emerged, it is clear that the SARS Cove 2 virus is spreading continuously in bats and in some areas it is very fast.

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