NeoCov has become the talk of the town in recent times. The scientists from Wuhan have warned about this new variant or the new type of Coronavirus. Scientists have said that this virus is related to the Middle East respiratory syndrome MERS-coronavirus and is similar to the SARS-CoV-2.
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Scientists have reported that this virus is currently found in the Bat population of South Africa and is stated to have a very high transmission rate and high death rate as well. The virus as of now spreads exclusively among animals and has a high tendency to even spread to humans.
Only one mutation can cause the virus to change its shape and start infecting humans as well. The research findings stated that the novel coronavirus poses a risk because it binds to the ACE2 receptor differently than the coronavirus pathogen. As a result, neither antibodies nor protein molecules produced by people with respiratory diseases nor who have been immunized can protect against NeoCoV.
These qualities of the virus can make it more lethal for humans.
The scientific community has urged more research on the same as it is needed to know how to protect the people against the virus, also to develop vaccines among others.
Currently, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading worldwide. This variant is notorious for its high transmissibility rate but is not as severe as its ancestor, the Delta variant