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Danger: A new virus like Covid found in bats, capable of infecting humanity



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A new virus discovered in bats in Russia
Corona vaccines have no effect
capable of infecting humans

Washington. A new virus like S-CoV-2 found in bats in Russia is capable of infecting humans and vaccines given against Covid-19 have no effect on it. This was revealed in a study. A team of researchers from Washington State University (WSU) has found that the virus found in bats, Khosta-2, contains advanced proteins that can infect human cells and collect blood serum from people vaccinated against SARS -CoV-2. resistant to both method and antibody therapy.

Any virus uses advanced proteins to penetrate and infect human cells. Both Khosta-2 and SARS-CoV-2 belong to the same coronavirus subcategory as sarbecovirus. Study author Michael Letko said: “Our research also shows that sarbecoviruses found in wildlife outside of Asia also pose a threat to global health and the ongoing vaccination campaign against the SARS-CoV-2. Such a situation has also been seen in places like Western Russia where Khosta-2 has been found.

The study, published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, also underscores the need to develop global vaccines that provide protection against sarbecovirus in general, rather than only known forms of SARS-CoV-2. “At this point, some groups are trying to develop a vaccine that not only protects against the S-2 variant, but actually protects us against sarbecovirus in general,” Letko said. “Unfortunately, many of our current vaccines are designed for specific viruses that we know infect human cells or that we are most at risk of becoming infected with,” he said.

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