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Khosta-2 new Coronavirus variant could dampen hopes of a covid-free world?

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Khosta-2 is a newly discovered coronavirus variant found in Russian bats. Scientists from the US believe this virus could also infect humans.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research – National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV), Pune, there has not been a single reported case of Khosta infection in humans yet.

“There are no cases of human infection with Khosta viruses have been reported yet. Seifert et al. reported that Khosta-2 could infect cells expressing human ACE2,” the Senior Scientist told news agency ANI in an exclusive conversation.

But she stressed that the probability of the Zoonotic spillover of the sarbecoviruses to humans could not be denied.

Dr Pragya Yadav further spoke about the Khosta-2 virus. This is a SARS-like coronavirus, it belongs to the subgenus Sarbecovirus of the genus Betacoronavirus of the family Coronaviridae. The virus was identified in horseshoe bats from Russia.

However, further studies will be needed to determine the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines against this virus. A team of researchers with members from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the MetroHealth System had found a link between children contracting COVID-19 and an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

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Also, both Khosta-2 and SARS- CoV-2 belong to the same sub-category of coronaviruses. This virus also uses the spike protein to enter and infect human cells.

Similarities between Khosta-2 and COVID-19

-Both Khosta-2 and SARS- CoV-2 belong to the same sub-category of coronaviruses. These are known as sarbecoviruses.

-Sarbecoviruses also pose a threat to global health.

-So far, hundreds of sarbecoviruses have been discovered in recently, predominantly in bats in Asia.

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Hina Fatima Khan
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Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.
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