February 6, 2023

Wuhan scientists detect NeoCov coronavirus among bats in South Africa: Does it pose any threat to humans? WHO sheds light | The Times of India

Since the onset of the novel coronavirus, the world has already experienced three dominant variants of COVID-19 that caused widespread infections and fatalities. While the kappa variant was responsible for the first wave of the pandemic, the second wave proved to be fatal and was dominated by the Delta variant of the virus. With Omicron bringing in the third wave, the virus has been observed to have mutated into a more transmissible, but less fatal form.

The third wave is believed to have peaked in most countries of the world and is now ebbing. However, there seems to be no relief in sight because scientists at Wuhan have reportedly found a new strain of virus in bats in South Africa. This virus called NeoCov was believed to have a high death and transmission rate, according to a Russian news agency Sputnik. However, research about the same is in progress and here is all you need to know about it.

Also read: Coronavirus: Is the newly found NeoCov COVID variant by Wuhan scientists the deadliest of all COVID strains?

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