Corona virus infecting pigs can spread from animals to humans: scientist

January 24, 2018 by No Comments

Washigaton. The corona virus that infects pigs can also spread to humans. This has emerged in a new study and it has been said that this virus can adversely affect human health as well as the global economy. This type of corona virus causes pigs to diarrhea.

According to researchers, this ‘strain’ of corona virus is known as ‘swine acute diarrhea syndrome corona virus (SADS-COV)’. This corona virus emerged from bats and its information was revealed in 2016. Since then it has infected herds of pigs all over China. These researchers also included researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US. Researchers have said that such diseases could affect the economies of many countries in the world that depend on pork.

According to this new study published in PNAS Journal, scientists conducted laboratory tests to assess the potential danger from SADS-COV. This revealed that this virus can grow rapidly in human liver and intestinal cells. Scientists have written in the study, “SADS-COV can grow in human lungs and intestinal cells. This corona virus can negatively impact the global economy and human health.

The scientists said that the virus belongs to the family of Betacorona virus SARS-COV-2, which causes the respiratory disease Kovid-19 in humans. SADS-COV is an alphacorona virus that causes stomach and intestinal disease in pigs. Scientists said that this virus causes severe diarrhea and vomiting and is especially fatal for pigs under age. (Agency)


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