NeoCov: Wuhan scientists warn of new type of Coronavirus with high death, infection rate

According to a Sputnik report, the NeoCov virus has been discovered in South Africa and it is reportedly related to the Middle East respiratory syndrome MERS-COV.

NeoCoV was first found in bats in South Africa and it then spread among animals, according to the Sputnik report

The researchers have insisted that one mutation could result in the virus getting transmitted to human cells, Sputnik reported

Sputnik cited the Wuhan scientists as saying that NeoCoV carries with it the potentially combined high mortality rate of MERS-CoV (where one in three infected people die on average)

Russian researchers from Vector Russian State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology said that they were aware of the Chinese research on NeoCoV coronavirus

Researchers added that the data does not reveal the emergence of a new coronavirus that could be transmitted among humans and called for deeper study in this regard.