Bumper load of new viruses identified

Bumper load of new viruses identified
 

An international research team led from Australia and China has discovered nearly 1,500 new viruses.
The scientists looked for evidence of virus infection in a group of animals called invertebrates, which includes insects and spiders.
Not only does the study expand the catalogue of known viruses, it also indicates they have existed for billions of years.
The findings were published in the journal Nature.
Few would argue that all living species on Earth are susceptible to viruses – these microscopic parasites are ubiquitous.
But virologists have long suspected that our current view of the... read more

 
24 November 2016 in Health, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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