And Evana Murphy, a researcher at the University of “East Anglia” in England, found the virus, after collecting droppings from bats known to be a type of “horseshoe”, in Gloucestershire.
And according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, it is the first time that “Sarbec virus”, which is the umbrella term for a number of viruses, including SARS-Cove-2, has been found in bats in the United Kingdom..
It is not able to discover the new virus and it “RhGH01”It infects humans in its current state, but scientists warn against touching the animal.
Research papers co-authored by the Zoological Society in London, the University of “East Anglia” and the British Public Health Authority stated that preventing the transmission of the “SARS-Cove-2” virus to bats is critical in light of the current global vaccination campaign against the virus..
The researchers did not rule out that the discovered virus mutated to become capable of infecting humans, calling not to approach it.
In an interview with the “Times” newspaper, Ivana said: “Like all wild animals, if bats are left alone, they do not pose any threat.”“.
Ivana Murphy conducted her experiments on 53 bats, where she collected their feces in sterile bags, before releasing the animals..
In order to avoid any pollution, Ivana was keen to wear protective equipment, during her search for the Covid-19 virus.
The samples were sent for virological analysis at the Public Health Authority laboratory in England, where it was discovered that one of the bats was infected with the new virus in its droppings..
Commenting on the results of the research, Diana Bell, a professor and expert in zoonotic diseases at the University of “East Anglia”, said: “We need to apply strict regulations worldwide for anyone dealing with bats and other wild animals, in order to avoid an outbreak of any new type of Corona virus.”“.