Researchers have discovered of a new genus of filovirus carried by fruit bats in China. The genome of the so-called Menglà virus shares sequences with other filoviruses, including Ebola and Marburg, and all three use the same receptor on host cells to gain entry for infection, the scientists reported in Nature Microbiology on Monday (January 7).
In December, the Chinese communist government placed Xi’an city in northwest Shaanxi province under lockdown following reports of hemorrhagic fever cases [bold added; in other words, an Ebola-like virus]. More
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