Breaking News: NeoCov New Virus – Should We Get Worried?

Breaking News: NeoCov New Virus – Should We Get Worried?
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The novel coronavirus is still here, and it continues to haunt us. The publication AlJazeera just posted a new article that addresses a new virus which is called NeoCov. Check out the latest details below.

What is NeoCov?

A type of coronavirus known as NeoCov has been making headlines around the world. It’s important to note the fact that some are comparing it to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes covid 19.

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But that comparison is not really accurate, and this is certainly not a new variant, according to the latest reports presented in the online publication mentioned above. 

The NeoCov virus is the closest known genetic relative to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus – this is the particular fact that has led to comparisons with the latter’s fatality rate of one in three infected people – but there is no risk to humans from NeoCov yet.

Should we be worried? 

SARS-CoV-2, MERS, and NeoCov all belong to a group of viruses known as coronaviruses – there are hundreds of them and most of which circulate among animals such as pigs, camels, bats, and cats.

Some coronaviruses can infect humans and cause mild cold-like symptoms and it’s important to note the fact that only three coronaviruses have been known to cause serious symptoms in humans. 

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which emerged in 2002 and resulted in a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia. 
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was originally transmitted to humans from camels. It was first identified in 2012 and continues to cause sporadic and localized outbreaks.
COVID-19: about this one, we’ve been writing for about two years now, and I bet you already know enough data to last you for a lifetime. 

Anyway, we suggest that you check out the original article in order to learn more available details about NeoCov. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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