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New strain of coronavirus has the potential to affect the pork industry

Researchers approached a study published by the author from the University of North Carolina, the US, that a new strain of coronavirus that has the potential to affect the pork industry as well as human health and the global economy.

This new strand of coronavirus is SADS-CoV. The study has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’.

New strain of coronavirus

Swine Acute Diarrhea Syndrome Coronavirus is another strand of coronavirus that emerged in 2016 through the bats called HKU2, and it infected the whole pork industry of China. Now, the outbreak of the virus may affect globally a larger half of countries that depend on the pork industry.

This virus can make more copies of itself in human liver and gut cells. It can also affect the airway cells.

The virus affects more to the young piglets as it causes diarrhea and vomits, but humans can fell for it, as suggested by the researchers.

What can SADS-CoV do?

Though the virus comes from the family of SARs-CoV-2, it does not cause respiratory illness instead it causes gastrointestinal illness.

It showed a higher rate in affecting intestinal cells rather than lung cells as it does in SARs-CoV-2. SADS-CoV is an alphacoronavirus. But, it is also different from the basic human spreading cold alphacoronavirus, HCoV-229E, and HCoV-NL63.

Experiments say that the virus can infect a wide range of mammalian cells as well as human lung and intestinal cells. It cannot be predicted whether it will affect the human population, but if it does, it will destroy the human population as they do not have that immunity system.

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