Scientists predict that after Covid-19, many new viruses will develop or old pathogens will rise, posing a challenge to humanity.
In the meantime, scientists still have to keep an eye on the next pathogen that will break out, whether it’s a new strain of nCoV, or an old virus that re-emerges, or an entirely new virus.
The virus, which is thought to have originated in shrews, appears to be incapable of human-to-human transmission.
Thanks to the early warning system, scientists know about this virus when it has not yet become a serious epidemic.
However, experts say the community should not let its guard down.
LayV is just one of many viruses that spread from animals to humans.
About 60% to 75% of infectious diseases today originate from animals.
Many scientists predict the next epidemic is also a virus transmitted from animals to humans and this is the greatest threat to humanity.