Researchers say the bat virus Khosta-2 they discovered in Russia may infect people.

Khosta-2 virus is capable of infecting human cells and evading the immunological defence provided by the COVID-19 vaccination . The data could spark new concerns among public health specialists .

According to a study in The Khosta-2 virus, which belongs to the same sub-category of coronaviruses as SARS-CoV-2, is currently capable of infecting human cells and evading the immunological defence provided by the COVID-19 vaccination, according to the outlet.The data, it said, could spark new concerns among public health specialists.According to researchers, spike proteins in Khosta-2 may penetrate human cells while still being resistant to monoclonal antibodies and serum from people who have received the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.Sarbecovirus, which is represented by Khosta-2 and SARS-CoV-2, is a subfamily of coronaviruses.

Mr Letko partnered with two WSU faculty members to study the two newly discovered viruses, including viral ecologist Stephanie Seifert, the first author, and viral immunologist Bonnie Gunn.They discovered that Khosta-1 did no harm to people, although Khosta-2 had several warning features.