Scientists of Wuhan city of China have recently issued a warning regarding the coronavirus. Scientists have said that another coronavirus named ‘NeoCov’ has knocked in the world. Scientists say that this new coronavirus is highly contagious and can kill 1 in 3 infected people. Scientists say that this new coronavirus has been found in South Africa. According to Russia’s news agency Sputnik, this new type of coronavirus is much more contagious and its death rate is also very high.
However, according to the report, the NeoCov virus is not new. Its outbreak was first detected in the countries of West Asia in the years 2012 and 2015. It is similar to SARS-CoV-2 which causes coronavirus infection in humans. Let us tell you that in South Africa, this NeoCoV virus has been seen inside bats and it has been seen only in animals so far.
A new study published on the BioRxiv website has shown that NeoCoV and its partner PDF-2180-CoV can infect humans. According to researchers from Wuhan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this new coronavirus needs only one mutation to infect human cells. It has also been said in the study that more people may die due to this new virus.