October 17, 2021

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New coronavirus discovered in Malaysia

New coronavirus discovered in Malaysia

The Kovid-19 Brought most countries to their knees. A catastrophic condition to which we owe the famous SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Perhaps born in China, it quickly spread across Asia before leaving Europe, Africa and North America, leaving millions of victims.

Now the newest coronavirus has been discovered in Malaysia.

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Coronaviruses troop. If SARS-CoV-2 Now best known of all, it has succeeded many other viruses.

New coronavirus discovered in Malaysia

Is along with Forbes Holy A very interesting point on this topic last March was that our colleagues explained that the first studies conducted on coronaviruses were planted in the 1930s.

Since then, many viruses have followed each other, with 229E or OC43 being discovered in the 1960s shortly afterwards. Viruses that killed infectious diseases such as SARS in 2003.

However, of all these viruses, SARS-CoV-2 is clearly the most deadly.

SARS-CoV-2 is not the first and it is not the last

However, at the time of the epidemic, Dr. Gregory Gray, an epidemiologist specializing in infectious diseases Global Health Institute From Duke University, he began to show great interest in the family of these viruses.

When he had a crazy idea: Asking one of his students to create a test capable of detecting all coronaviruses, had not yet been discovered.

The student, known as Leshan Jiu, accepted the challenge and he succeeded in accomplishing his goal. Several batch samples were analyzed with samples taken last year by Gray and Jiu, who were determined to test the reliability of the test.

8 positive patterns

From the first batch, the researchers were surprised to find traces of the new coronavirus, a coronavirus associated with many cases of pneumonia in patients. After studying this, the duo came up with the possibility that the virus might be the newest coronavirus. Details of their findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases and later reported by the site NPR.

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Their conclusions should be taken very carefully, as they have not yet been discussed in the scientific community, but researchers suggest that the specimens on which traces of this virus were found came from Malaysia. In addition, of the 301 samples they tested, 8 contained traces of this coronavirus. Or approximately 2.7% rate.

Further studies are needed

The exact origin of this coronavirus remains to be discussed.

Researchers believe that it passed through the intermediate host before infecting the human population. Mostly candidate dog. On the other hand, at the moment, we are so far away from the infection of SARS-CoV-2, it is not clear that this new coronavirus, uming it really is one, should not be studied.