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A scientist with Franceville International Medical Research study Centre collects bats in a net on November 25, 2020 inside a cavern in Gabon. Scientists are trying to find possible sources for a possible next coronavirus pandemic.

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A scientist with Franceville International Medical Research Centre collects bats in a net on November 25, 2020 inside a cavern in Gabon. Scientists are searching for possible sources for a possible next coronavirus pandemic.

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Now, researchers are stressed that another coronavirus will strike again, from either a bat or some other animal. Holmes and his group found that the bats harbored 24 new coronaviruses, including 4 closely related to the infection that causes COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2, and three viruses carefully related to SARS-CoV, which caused a smaller outbreak back in 2003. You d find a fantastic variety of coronaviruses,” Holmes says. And depending on how you specify a virus types, Holmes states, there are likely thousands of various coronaviruses all around the world. If you broaden those findings to all parts of Southeast Asia where people are exposed to these bats, Daszak estimates that more than a million individuals are contaminated with unidentified coronaviruses each year.

Now, researchers are fretted that another coronavirus will strike once again, from either a bat or some other animal. Holmes and his team discovered that the bats harbored 24 brand-new coronaviruses, including four closely associated to the infection that causes COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2, and 3 viruses carefully related to SARS-CoV, which triggered a smaller sized break out back in 2003. If you broaden those findings to all parts of Southeast Asia where individuals are exposed to these bats, Daszak approximates that more than a million individuals are infected with unknown coronaviruses each year.