Virus

Scientists Discover First Ever Virus-Eating Bacteria

Scientists have discovered the first ever organism that eats viruses. It was revealed after scientists conducted experiments over the declining population of double-stranded DNA virus known as chlorovirus. The unique organism is the first known “Virovore” or an organism that feeds on viruses.

Israeli Scientists Discover 100,000 New Viruses

Two Israeli scientists have unveiled 100,000 previously unknown viruses. The study has added thousands of new viruses to the list of already known viruses to science. The viruses discovered are RNA viruses, as they inject their RNA into their host’s cytoplasm. Viruses were discovered in data gathered from samples of soil, water, and other ecosystems collected from throughout the world.

China Is Likely Facing 5000 Covid Deaths A Day

China is currently facing one of the most severe covid outbreaks in the last four years. With Chinese reports mentioning only a few covid deaths in the last few days, a new report has mentioned that China is probably facing 5000 covid related deaths in a day. The new report has contradicted the Chinese estimates by a huge margin. 

Hungry Bats Will Cause Another Worldwide Pandemic

The new study suggests that starving bats can shed more deadly viruses that can affect both humans and animals. The findings of the new research can help the scientists to make new vaccines prior to global outbreaks. The scientists concentrated on the Hendra virus, which kills 75% of the horses infected by the virus.

Monkeypox Cases Rises To 1,444 In Canada

Canada has confirmed that the monkeypox cases in the country have risen to 1444 including. Monkeypox is still threatening the majority of the countries in the world, with more than 109 countries reporting the virus. Monkeypox virus has been quite low in Canada in the recent weeks with only 9 reported cases in the past week.

Polio Reappears Once Again In The US

Polio has returned to the US once again after the decline in vaccination of a large chunk of the population. Polio, once eliminated from American society decades ago, has been detected once again in the US. It was detected last month Newyork in the wastewater of the region.

Everything You Need To Know About “The Tomato Flu”

A new virus called the Tomato Flu has infected 82 children between the ages of one and five since July 26th of this year in India. The virus first appeared in Kerala, a state in southern India, and has now spread to two other areas.

Monkeypox Virus Can Spread To Everybody Through Close Contact.

Infectious Diseases specialists have ruled out the claim that Monkeypox is a sexually transmitted disease among Gay Men only. The claim has been classified as wrong and unscientific. Recently Infectious disease specialists told USA TODAY that Monkeypox can infect anyone and the assumption that it only infects specifically gay men is wrong and based upon unsound reasoning. 

China Discovers Another Deadly Virus

According to reports, a potentially deadly new virus has been found in China and is thought to have been transmitted from shrews (small mole-like mammals) to people.

Antiviral Facemask That Kills Viruses

Traditional face masks, including N95s and KN95s, offer protection against illness and infection but must be disposed of once they come in contact with viruses, thus generating significant plastic waste. So now, researchers have developed a simple method that would give N95 face masks antiviral and antibacterial properties, which could allow them to be worn for longer durations.

MonkeyPox: Everything You Should Know About It Before It’s Too Late

Nine people have died in Congo while Nigeria has recorded its first death from the latest MonkeyPox outbreak this year, even as at least 23 countries continue to grapple with the sudden spread of the disease. In its statement on Sunday, the World Health Organization said that the MonkeyPox virus has been spread to 23 non-endemic countries now, and there has so far been a cumulative total of 257 laboratory-confirmed cases and around 120 suspected cases.