A group of researchers have found a new virus similar to the coronavirus in bats. This virus causes coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2, which can also infect humans. The researchers also said that it will not be possible to control this new virus named Khosta-2 through corona vaccine.
The study, led by Michael Letko of Washington State University, also shows that the virus cannot be countered by human antibodies produced either by the Covid vaccine or by Omicron infection.
An article on the new A virus was published in the journal Time PLoS Pathogens.
The new virus was initially detected in bats in Russia two years ago, the article said. At the time it was thought to be harmless to humans, but recent laboratory tests have shown that this virus can also infect humans under close observation.
According to scientists, the virus lacks genes that can cause severe disease in humans. But when the virus mixes with SARS-CoV-2, it can become deadly.