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Khosta-2 Virus: Scientists Find A New Virus In Russian Bats Which Can Infect Humans, Here’s All You Need To Know – Watch Video

The virus has been circulating in wildlife such as bats, pangolins, raccoon dogs and palm civets. Watch video to know more about Khosta-2 virus.

Published: September 26, 2022 1:49 PM IST

By Prashasti Sudhakar

Khosta-2 Virus: Researchers have discovered a new virus in bats namely Khosta 2 that is a potential trouble for population as it can infect them. This new virus has been found in Russian bats and can infect human cells. The other name of Khosta-2 is sarbecovirus–the same sub-category of coronaviruses as SARS-CoV-2. Scientists also found that the new virus can also evade the immunity provided by Covid-19 vaccines. Khosta 2 virus was first discovered in 2020 but was thought to be harmless to people, but a closer look to it recently in labs showed it could infect human beings as well and can become a possible public threat. Watch video.

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