Wuhan scientists warn new 'NeoCov' virus found in bats 'could infect humans'

1/28/2022 10:28:00 PM

Wuhan scientists warn new 'NeoCov' virus found in bats 'could infect humans'

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Wuhan scientists warn new 'NeoCov' virus found in bats 'could infect humans'

SCIENTISTS from Wuhan University warned a new type of coronavirus called NeoCov that originated from bats could infect humans.

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(Image: GETTY ) This virus is not a variant of Covid-19 (Image: GETTY ) ACE2 is a type of receptor protein on cells that provides the entry point for the coronavirus to hook into and infect a wide range of cells.Friday 28 January 2022 05:24, UK Image: Why you can trust Sky News A new species of insect has been discovered by a British scientist in the Ugandan rainforest.January 27, 2022 8:19 AM EST T he gas-burning stoves loved by cooks leak so much methane across the U.S ELDOM IN THE field of human conflict did so much hang on the whims of one man.

They continued:"Our study demonstrates the first case of ACE2 usage in MERS-related viruses, shedding light on a potential bio-safety threat of the human emergence of an ACE2 using"MERS-CoV-2" with both high fatality and transmission rate. "Considering the extensive mutations in the RBD regions of the SARS-CoV-2 variants, especially the heavily mutated Omicron variant, these viruses may hold a latent potential to infect humans through further adaptation. It has been named Phlogis kibalensis and is from the leafhopper family, with its distinctive metallic sheen, pitted body and leaf shaped male reproductive organs." A receptor-binding domain (RBD) is a key part of a virus that allows it to grab onto body receptors to gain entry into cells and lead to infection. Stanford researchers analyzed indoor levels of both heat-trapping methane and nitrous oxides—pollutants that can trigger asthma and other breathing problems—and found surprising amounts of each seeping from stoves. READ MORE:  COVID-19 cases in the UK yesterday (Image: Express) Trending The researchers also warned that infection with NeoCov could not be cross-neutralised by antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 or MERS-CoV. Leafhoppers are closely related to cicadas but much smaller, with the newly discovered male species measuring just 6. Speaking to the Independent, Professor Lawrence Young, a virologist at Warwick University said:"We need to see more data confirming human infection and associated severity before getting anxious. Or he may seek to annex more territory in eastern Ukraine, carving out a corridor linking Russia with Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Mr Putin grabbed in 2014.

"The pre-print [study] suggests that infection of human cells with NeoCoV is extremely inefficient. Advertisement Dr Helden said he noticed under a microscope the male bug was of a new species due to the shape of its reproductive organs, which have a bit that looks like"little leaves" and is"towards the tip of the structure". Eliminating gas service for newly built homes makes sense, he said, “otherwise we’re locking in for decades to come." Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). DON'T MISS: . More on Uganda.