Yaravirus: A new mysterious virus has been found in Brazil

Scientists has found a mysterious never-before-seen virus in a lake in Brazil (dailymail)
  • Scientists have discovered a new virus in an artificial lake in Brazil.
  • This mysterious virus found in amoebae has been named “Yaravirus.”
  • This latest discovery comes as the coronavirus from China continues to ravage the world.

While the world scrabbles around looking for a cure for the deadly coronavirus, scientists have found another virus.

Unlike the former which started in China, this new one comes from an artificial lake in Brazil.

Independent reports that this virus named “Yaravirus” was found in an amoebae. It was named after “Yara” or “Iara,” which means ‘mother of waters’ – a mythical siren/mermaid figure from Brazilian mythology who would lure sailors underwater.

Scientists are saying that this virus is mysterious because it has genes that no one has seen before.

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