Scientists have identified 16 viruses from the China Wet Market, which, like the coronavirus, pose a high risk to humans. The study was conducted by a joint team of scientists from several countries.
The Covid-19 Pandemic has plagued the world for the past two years. About 260 million people have been infected with the virus so far, and about 1.5 million people have died in the epidemic.
In December 2019, a highly contagious virus was transmitted from an animal to a human at a seafood market in Wuhan, China, according to China. A joint team of scientists from China, the United States, Belgium, and Australia has identified 16 viruses that could be transmitted from mammals to humans in China’s infamous weight market.
Each of these viruses has the potential to pose a high risk to humans and pets. Researchers claim that the animals in which these viruses were discovered are usually hunted as food in China.
Are killed and eaten. At the same time, animals are potential carriers of viruses such as SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-2. There are several species of animals that have been banned from commercial breeding by the Chinese government since the outbreak of the Kovid-19 epidemic.
In all, the researchers collected samples from a total of 1,625 animals of 18 species of 5 mammalian species throughout China. A total of 61 mammalian viruses have been identified by analyzing those samples. Of which 45 viruses are brand new.
Shuo Su, a professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Nanjing Agricultural University in China, a member of the research team, said there were 16 such viruses, which they thought could pose a high risk.
Most surprisingly, however, the research team was unable to identify the genome sequences of viruses such as SARS-COV-2 or SARS-COV. They also collected samples from the bodies of Malayan pangolins. Viruses such as SARS-COV-2 were previously detected in the animal’s body.
However, this study did not find that. According to the researchers, customs authorities in Guangdong and Guangxi provinces had previously confiscated covid virus-positive animals. That’s why they didn’t get the virus-like SARS. Incidentally, Guangdong and Guangxi – both provinces are known for being a haven for illegal animal trafficking and trade.