Scientists have discovered a new virus hiding in bats: such pathogens kill one in three people

Scientists have discovered a new virus lurking in bats.

The kivira virus, a type of hantavirus, has been found in free-tailed bats in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

There is currently no evidence that the Kivira virus can pose a threat to humans, but researchers are doing more research.

Hantaviruses are usually found in rodents and are transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals; when ill, the virus can cause the death of up to a third of those infected with it.

This group of viruses can cause mild flu-like symptoms, as well as excessive bleeding and kidney failure.

It comes after MPs warned last week that the UK’s largest animal disease agency, responsible for monitoring animal-borne infections, had been left in ruins.

The kivira virus, a type of hantavirus, has been found in free-tailed bats in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

There is currently no evidence that the virus can pose a threat to humans, but researchers are doing more research.  The map shows where the virus was found (crosses) and the regions where free-tailed bats live (blue area).

There is currently no evidence that the virus can pose a threat to humans, but researchers are doing more research. The map shows where the virus was found (crosses) and the regions where free-tailed bats live (blue area).

Detailing the new virus in the log VirusesResearchers led by Dr. Sabrina Weiss, head of public health at the Center for International Health Advocacy in Berlin, noted that free-tailed bats cover “great regions” of sub-Saharan Africa.

The species is known to inhabit “in and around human dwellings,” so “the potential spread of the kivira virus to humans must be considered,” they warned.

Studies will be conducted on bats in the area to better understand their structure and the potential for the virus to spread to humans.

While no human cases have been reported so far, the researchers said that hantavirus often causes common fever-like symptoms, so it can be difficult to detect.

How the disease can affect a person depends on what type of hantavirus it is.

The Sin Nombre virus, a hantavirus spread by deer mice in the US, can cause a syndrome that kills up to one in three people, while the Puumala virus, commonly associated with bank moles, has a death rate of less than one in 200.

There is currently not much evidence that the kivira virus is a major problem in bats, with only six out of 334 bats from Tanzania and one out of 49 bats from the DRC found to be carriers of the disease.

However, the researchers stated: “Hantavirus disease often presents as a febrile illness with non-specific symptoms. […] and can be easily overlooked.

Viruses are primarily spread among humans through contact with the urine, feces, and saliva of an infected animal. However, in rare cases, viruses can spread between people.

Chelsea Wood, Associate Professor of Parasite Ecology at the University of Washington, spoke about the risks National Geography.

Currently, there is not much evidence that Kivira virus is a major problem in bats, with only six out of 334 bats from Tanzania and one out of 49 bats from the DRC found to be carriers of the disease.

Currently, there is not much evidence that Kivira virus is a major problem in bats, with only six out of 334 bats from Tanzania and one out of 49 bats from the DRC found to be carriers of the disease.

She said: “The scary thing about these zoonotic viruses is that the spreading process is ongoing. Covid is a great example.”

It comes after it was revealed that the headquarters of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) – the place tasked with stopping the spread of animal-borne infections – had been “left in disrepair to an alarming degree.”

The Parliamentary Accounts Committee has warned that repairs to the APHA facility near Weybridge, Surrey will cost up to £3bn over the next 15 years.

This is despite the fact that the Covid pandemic has shown how easily an animal-based virus can plunge the world into chaos.

The APHA facility in Weybridge is the UK’s primary research center for animal disease threats.

Dame Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the Accounts Committee, said: “These diseases are devastating to our food production systems, economies and, when they cross the species barrier for humans, as Covid did, our entire society.”

The APHA facility in Weybridge is the UK's main science center for animal disease threats, but the Department of the Environment (Defra) has

The APHA facility in Weybridge is the UK’s main science center for animal disease threats, but the Department of the Environment (Defra) has “completely failed in its historical management” of the complex.

In June, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on Covid stating that bats most likely transmitted the virus to humans.

A new report called the Scientific Advisory Panel on the Origins of New Pathogens (SAGO) says that the most likely explanation for the emergence of the new coronavirus is a zoonotic origin.

The first human cases were reported in December 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

However, the report states that neither the original source of the animal, nor the intermediate host, nor the point at which the virus crossed into humans has been identified.

The report says that this is mainly due to the lack of a lot of data, especially from China.

ZOONOSIC DISEASES: THESE ARE VIRUSES COMMONLY OCCURRED IN WILD ANIMALS THAT CAN BE TRANSMITTED TO OTHER SPECIES AND SURVIVE

Zoonotic diseases can pass from one species to another.

An infectious agent called a pathogen in these diseases is able to cross the species boundary and still survive.

They vary in potency and are often less dangerous to one species than another.

To succeed, they rely on prolonged and direct contact with different animals.

Typical examples are influenza strains that have adapted to survive in humans from different animal hosts.

H5N1, H7N9, and H5N6 are all strains of avian influenza that originated in birds and have infected humans.

These cases are rare, but outbreaks occur when a person is exposed to prolonged direct contact with infected animals.

The influenza strain also cannot be transmitted from person to person after a person is infected.

The swine flu (H1N1) outbreak in 2009 was considered a pandemic, and governments spent millions developing Tamiflu to stop the spread of the disease.

Influenza is zoonotic because, being a virus, it can rapidly evolve and change its shape and structure.

There are examples of other zoonotic diseases such as chlamydia.

Chlamydia is a bacterium that has many different strains in a common family.

This is known to occur with some specific strains, such as Chlamydia abortus.

These specific bacteria can cause abortions in small ruminants and, if transmitted to humans, can cause abortions, premature births and life-threatening illness in pregnant women.