Corona virus found in bats of five states of the country, Indian scientists revealed, but not Covid 19
The deadly corona virus was speculated worldwide that it is found in bats, but this has been confirmed in studies by Indian scientists. The virus has been found in bats in five of the 10 states of the country. This was revealed after studies on two species of bats. 25 bats out of 586 of both species were infected. However, it is not yet the novel corona virus is Covid 19 spread in the world.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the National Institute of Virology (NIV) lab in Pune had been studying bats for three years. Meanwhile, scientists have also started investigating bats samples with the corona virus. A number of bats were found infected with throat and rectal samples.
Two of these were also infected with intestines and kidneys. Nipah virus also came from bats in Kerala shortly before. That is why it is necessary to keep a constant watch in those states where bats are found more to detect new infections.
Samples Taken From These States
For a species of bats, 508 specimens were collected from Kerala, Chandigarh, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Odisha, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Specimens of 78 bats of the second species were collected from Kerala, Karnataka, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Odisha, Punjab and Telangana. During this time 12 were killed.
How the Infection Reached Humans .. Research Continues
Scientist Dr. R. Bala Subrahmanyam says that bats from Kerala were included in the study. Corona virus was confirmed after their testing in Pune. Not long ago the Nipah virus also came from bats. According to Dr. Priya Abraham, director of Pune-based National Institute of Virology, corona virus has been found in some of the bats included in our study. However how did it reach humans? A detailed study is currently required on this.