BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) — Researchers at the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Health Program have discovered six new coronaviruses in bats in Myanmar that have not been found elsewhere before. They will study the possibility of these viruses spreading across the special to assess their threat to human health.
According to the researchers, the newly discovered coronavirus is not closely related to SARS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and the new coronavirus.
“Globally, people and wildlife are ‘interacting’ more frequently, so the more we know about viruses in animals, such as how to mutate and spread across species, the better likely outbreaks,” said Marc Valitutto, a former animal medicine expert with the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Health Program. “