New SARS-like virus is poised to infect humans -- MEDICA Trade Fair

New SARS-like virus is poised to infect humans

A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according to a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

03/16/2016

Photo: bat

The new virus, known as WIV1-CoV, directly binds to the same human receptor as the SARS strain that infected thousands in 2002; © panthermedia.net/Joerg Gundlach