Samples of the virus were discovered in Malaysia, according to a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Nonetheless, experts believe there is no reason to expect it to become a pandemic.
Scientists claim to have discovered a new coronavirus that originated in dogs and has infected a small number of people, the majority of whom are children. If confirmed, it would be the eighth known virus to jump from animals to humans, with the first coming from a dog.
However, it is not currently considered a pandemic threat. And everyone who had tested positive had recovered. According to experts, the study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases could aid in the prevention of future outbreaks.
Coronaviruses are expected to become more common as humans come into more excellent contact with wildlife due to habitat destruction and climate change.
Dr. Anastasia Vlasova of The Ohio State University, a co-author, stated: “We see no reason to expect another pandemic from this virus at this time. But I can’t say that won’t be an issue in the future.”