Corona Variant In Deer: Scientists have discovered a new and highly mutated version of the coronavirus (New & Highly Mutated Version of Coronavirus). This new version of the coronavirus has been mutating in deer since 2020. is growing. These new versions of the coronavirus have been discovered in deer in southwestern Ontario.
Not only this but the same variant has also been found in a resident of Ontario, which was found inside deer. This person infected with the new coronavirus variant lived only around deer. This is the first case that has come to the fore when deer-to-human transmission has occurred from deer to humans.
Revealed in two studies: Corona spreading rapidly in deer
Virologist Samira Mubareka of the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Research Institute said this new coronavirus variant originated in deer only. There it has mutated itself. Now it is developing in the body of a person who got corona infection from deer. Its report has not been peer-reviewed yet. But it has been published in the preprint server bioRxiv.
Scientists have identified a new, highly mutated version of the coronavirus in white-tailed deer in southwestern Ontario, one that may have been evolving in animals since late 2020 https://t.co/P0y3Pd3YwY
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Sameera also said that it is unknown how much corona infection will spread from deer to humans. But the risk is there. However, in the preliminary laboratory test, it has been found that the new variant will not be able to defeat the antibodies present in the human body. After another team revealed that the alpha variant is still thriving in deer in Pennsylvania, this paper came to the fore. It was getting mutated.
Mutations in animals mean more danger to humans.
Let us tell you that now there are no cases of the alpha variant in the human body. These studies show that the coronavirus has spread in deer for a long time. Due to this, it is also becoming a threat to other animals. This will start the formation of new variants of coronavirus in animals, which can infect humans in the future.
Virologist Arinjay Banerjee of the University of Saskatchewan said no need to worry. But there is a danger of one thing that as many organisms as the corona will infect. His mutation will be higher. It can be just as contagious and harmful.