New ‘super bug’ discovered by scientists from UK to Australia
A rare super bug has been found in Australia, a discovery that will boost the chances of finding a vaccine.
Key points:Scientists in the US and UK have found a rare super virus in an Australian fieldThey say the virus is related to the one that caused the coronavirus outbreak in the UKA team of researchers say they have isolated the virus and are using it to develop a vaccineThe Australian scientists said they have discovered a virus that they believe to be a super virus and have isolated it from an Australian farm in New South Wales.
“This virus is the first to be identified from an established field in the world,” Dr Jens Janssen, a scientist at the University of Minnesota, told the ABC.
“There are no known super viruses in Australia and this virus is unique because of its genetic sequence.”
Dr Jansen said the virus has similarities to the coronivirus, the coronave virus that has killed more than 6,000 people in the United States, and that he thought it was related to coronaviruses that are now in the process of killing in the West.
“We think that this virus might be related to super viruses that are circulating in Australia that have been circulating for many years and have also been circulating in other parts of the world.”
It’s quite interesting, the virus that we found is also different from the virus in the coronaves, it is quite a bit more virulent and has some similarities to that coronaviral virus.
“The scientists say they will be using this virus to develop an Ebola vaccine.
The US and the UK have been working on developing a vaccine for the coronovirus.
Both countries have been unable to produce one due to a lack of funding.
Dr Jens said that if the vaccine was successful, it could be used to fight the virus.”
If we can develop a virus in this environment that is similar to coronave, that’s a big step forward,” he said.”
The vaccine we have in Australia is actually about the same as that in the lab, it’s about the size of a blood clot.
“That’s a huge step forward.”
The virus was isolated from a farm in a remote part of NSW, which is a rural area about 15 kilometres from the city of Newcastle.
“When we found this virus we thought it could have been a different type of virus, it had been isolated from an agricultural area,” Dr John Walker, a microbiologist at the US Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Research, told ABC News.
“However, we did not expect that it was going to be so virulent.”
He said it is unusual for a virus to be isolated from the soil of an agricultural field.
“Our hope is that the next time we have a coronavine outbreak we will be able to isolate this virus in a field and hopefully get a vaccine from it,” Dr Walker said.
He said the scientists were hoping to isolate the virus from soil and water samples collected from the farm.
“Once we isolate this one virus, we’re going to look for others in the field to see if there are any other virus that might be associated with this one.”‘
No evidence of human transmission’The scientists said the researchers had been working in the area since last year and that the virus had been found on about two dozen farms, all of which had been infected by the coronvirus.
“One of the farms is about 30 kilometres from Newcastle, the other farm is about 20 kilometres away,” Dr Gillian Durnan, a bioinformatician at the New South Welsh Government, told RN Breakfast.
“These farms are part of a farm system in the region, so if you have a virus and you have the right conditions you can get infected and spread it around the farm.”
She said there was no evidence of transmission, although she said it was possible that people living near the farms had been exposed to it.
“I would imagine that in that scenario it would have been spread from the farms to the general population.”
You would need to have a lot of water there and a lot more people there, so there is probably a higher chance of this virus being transmitted from the farmer to the community.”‘
It’s like a real war’Dr Jonssen said it would be “difficult to say” whether the new virus was more virulence than the coronava virus, but said it had a “huge number of similarities”.”
It has a very similar genetic sequence to the virus we found in the hospital, so it’s a very good match,” he told RN.”
So it’s like one virus that’s been circulating around Australia for some time.
“He stressed that there was still a lot to do in order to develop the vaccine.”
Until we get the virus isolated, we can’t really say if it is more virulently virulent than the other virus, or if it’s more virucult