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Corona Virus Is In Bats And Has Not Been Detected For Decades


cungkring.com : Corona viruses that can infect humans may have been circulating and not detected in bats for decades.

Research shows, one of the closest ancestors of the virus that caused Covid-19 appeared in bats between 40 and 70 years ago.

The virus is ready to cross over to humans for some time, scientists say.

This raises further doubts about conspiracy theories that the virus that caused Covid-19 was biological engineering or a virus released from the laboratory, they added.

Prof. David Robertson, from the University of Glasgow, studied this and made an analysis published in the journal Nature Microbiology.

He said that while Sars-CoV-2 is genetically very close to the closest known bat virus, the virus has been separated for decades.


It shows that these viruses, with the potential to infect humans, have been around for some time," he told BBC News.


We really need to understand where or how the virus spreads to the human population.if we now believe that a virus is circulating in bats, we need to monitor it better.

The same ancestors

The study shows the need for further surveillance of diseases that appear in humans and the need for more sampling in wild bat populations, if we want to prevent future pandemics, he said.


If this virus has existed for decades, it means that the virus has many opportunities to find new host species," said Prof. Robertson.

The researchers compared the genetic makeup of Sars-CoV-2 with close relatives of bats, a virus known as RaTG13.

They found that they shared a common ancestor, but took a different evolutionary path several decades ago.

Prof. Mark Pagel of the University of Reading, who was not part of the study, said the research showed that the corona virus that is capable of infecting humans has existed in bats for around 40 to 70 years but was not detected.

It is important to point out the scale and problems caused by zoonotic transmission to humans - there may be many viruses that have not been detected and are capable of infecting humans, which live in host animals.

The viruses may continue to infect other wildlife, especially those that come in close contact with each other through illegal wildlife trade.

Previous research suggests pangolins might play a role in the evolution of Sars-CoV-2, but recent research suggests this is not the case.

On the other hand, pangolins might get the virus through contact with other wild animals through wildlife trade.

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