Corona infection, which has been making waves all over the world, has wreaked havoc in East Asia more than 20,000 years ago. Its remains have been found in the DNA of individuals from China, Japan and Vietnam. This claim has been made in the research report published in ‘Current Biology’. In these areas, 42 genes of the modern population have been found to have evidence of genetic adaptation of the Corona virus family of infection. Corona infection The global epidemic caused by SARS-COV-2 has so far claimed more than 3.8 million lives worldwide and caused billions of dollars in economic losses.
The Corona infection family also includes the related Mars and SARS viruses, which have led to several deadly infections in the last 20 years. Based on their research, Yasine Souilmi and Ray Tobler of the Australian National University said that our results show how detecting genetic residues of historical viral outbreaks can help us treat future outbreaks.
Souilmi and Ray Tobler say that global global superpowers are probably as old as human history. We have faced global catastrophes in the past as well. In the 20th century alone, millions of people died of three types of influenza infections – the Spanish flu of 1918-20, the Asian flu of 1957-58, and the Hong Kong flu of 1968-69. The history of infections caused by viruses and other microbes is thousands of years old. After the body adapts to these infections, many genetic scars are left.