A new type of coronavirus has been found in red-backed mice (Myodes glareolus) in Sweden.
According to the information in TRT Haber, Virologist Åke Lundkvist from Uppsala University stated that it is not yet known what potential threats the virus, called “Grimsö virus”, will pose to public health.
Lundkvist drew attention to the need to monitor the spread of the corona virus amide rodents.
Mice of this genus are also known to be carriers of the Puumala virus, which causes hemorrhagic fever. These mice increase the risk of transmission of viruses, as they come to places where people live in adverse weather conditions.