Has the ability to reach the human body
A study done in the lab found that the virus has the ability to easily reach the human receptor and can increase its population in any human body. Senior author of the study, Dr. Sarah Sawyer, said, ‘This virus has found a way to reach human cells, increase its own population and avoid some of the important immune systems that protect us from viruses from animals. This is rare and we need to look into it.
What are the symptoms in monkeys
The SHFV virus causes fever in macaque monkeys. Fluid accumulation in body tissues, anorexia and bleeding occur. In two weeks, this virus can be fatal for the body. Researchers believe that it attacks immune cells in the same way as HIV. It is believed to have originated in the chimpanzee monkeys of Africa. The author of the research, Professor Cody Warren, said there are similarities between this virus and the simian virus that gave rise to the HIV epidemic. He further said that if we have not found any case of this in humans, then it does not mean that this virus cannot spread to humans.