Health Alert: New virus called Yaravirus found in artificial lake in Brazil

Health Alert: New virus called Yaravirus found in artificial lake in Brazil

- A new virus has been found in Brazil and has been named Yaravirus

- It was reportedly found in an amoeba in an artificial lake

- It idoes not affect human cells

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Scientists have reportedly discovered a new virus as the world still struggles to look for a cure for the deadly coronavirus, which keeps taking the lives of people.

The virus is said to have been discovered from an amoeba in an artificial lake in Brazil.

In a report sighted on, as reported by Independent stated that this virus was named "Yaravirus" named after "Yara" or “Iara,” which means 'mother of waters'.

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Scientists are saying that this virus is mysterious because it has genes that no one has seen before.

According to a virologist in Brazil, they searched for the Yaravirus' gene signature in thousands of environmental genomic data and found nothing.

The virologist said it is important to note that unlike the coronavirus, the Yaravirus does not infect human cells.

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Meanwhile, Global fears keep growing following the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China, and the latest to express extreme concern is a final-year Ghanaian Master's student living in Chengdu.

The final-year Master’s student who simply identified himself as Eli expressed extreme fears despite his trust for the Chinese authorities to control further spread of the virus.

Eli told a few cases of coronavirus infection with one death has been recorded in the province of Sichuan.

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