NeoCov: New coronavirus variant found among bats in Wuhan
NeoCov refers to a new coronavirus, which Wuhan researchers claim to have discovered in South African bats. The World Health Organization has stated that more research is needed to determine whether the NeoCov coronavirus, which has been detected in bats in South Africa, poses a hazard to people. “Further research is needed to determine whether the virus detected in the study poses a risk to humans,” WHO told Russian news agency Tass. The World Health Organization is aware of the new discovery made by Wuhan scientists and is attempting to respond with the World Organization for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization.
“Animals, particularly wild animals, are the source of more than 75% of all emerging infectious diseases in humans, many of which are caused by novel viruses. Coronaviruses are often found in animals, including in bats which have been identified as a natural reservoir of many of these viruses,” WHO said.
This novel variety was reported in a study paper that has yet to be peer-reviewed by Chinese scholars. This virus, they stated, has a high fatality and transmission rate. It is not SARS-CoV-2, but rather the MERS Coronavirus, which has the potential to kill one out of every three people afflicted.
MERS Coronavirus is a coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. It’s a zoonotic virus, which means it’s spread between humans and animals.
In 2012, it was discovered for the first time in Saudi Arabia. According to that data, around 35% of MERS-CoV patients who have been reported have died. Common MERS symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Pneumonia and gastrointestinal problems, including diarrhea, have also been described as symptoms, though they are not common. Human-to-human transmission is the major reason behind the spread of MERS-CoV infections.
Recently, as scientists track novel forms of SARS-CoV-2, terms like Florona and Deltacron have entered the Covid lexicon. Florona and Deltacron, on the other hand, are not true variations. While Florona is a mix of flu and coronavirus, Deltacron, a mix of Delta and Omicron, has never been seen before and could be the result of contamination. Omicron BA.2 is a sub-strain of Omicron, the variety that is causing the pandemic’s current outbreak.
The WHO classifies the variations of concern as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron. NeoCov is not the same as SARS-CoV-2; it is a different kind of virus.
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