The researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have discovered another virus called ‘Cat Que Virus’ (CQV) which has the roots in China.
When the whole world is wrestling with Coronavirus, the ICMR scientists have found another virus called ‘Cat Que Virus’ (CQV) which has the potential to spread diseases across in India.
Keeping in mind about the present season, the experts of ICMR have alerted medical officials.
The news spread after the scientists at the National Institute of Virology (NIV), ICMR, Pune has found antibodies for CQV in two out of the 883 human serum samples tested across states.
Further which indicates these two people had infected with the virus at some point in time.According to the reports, these samples are traced back in Karnataka which found to be positive for the presence of anti-CQV IgG antibodies in 2014 and 2017.
The ICMR states certain mosquito breeds such as aegypti, Cx quinquefasciatus and Cx Tritaeniorhynchus are more susceptible to the virus and can act as a medium to transmit the virus.The scientists termed it a ‘neglected virus at risk’, which leads to severe health hazards like high fever, meningitis, paediatric encephalitis, which is pretty frequent in the districts of China and Vietnam.