48,500 years Old Zombie Virus Next Threat to the World

48,500 years Old Zombie Virus Next Threat to the World
What is Zombie Virus

Don’t be scared just by listening to the name ‘zombie virus’ it is not what you think of it. That when it infects humans it makes them zombies.

It is a virus that is 48,500 years old and found in Russia by a team of french scientists dubbed Pandoravirus Yedoma.

It broke the record of a previously found 30,000-year-old virus by the same team in Siberia in 2013.

Scientists assumed that this could be a future threat to humans as the coronavirus pandemic.

After the finding of this new called zombie virus become a hot topic on the internet, check the details of this virus.

Where Zombie Virus Found?


Siberia now become an area of mystery, no one knows what creatures you can find in this mystery land.

 Recently a team of scientists from the French National Centre for Scientific Research led by Jean – Marie Alembic discover 48,500 years old zombie virus dubbed Pandoravirus Yedoma.

They found this prehistoric virus at the bottom of the lake in Yukechi Alas in Yakutia, Russia.

What is Zombie Virus?

What is Zombie Virus

Zombie virus emerged due thawing of permafrost( it is a layer of soil in a frozen state) due to the global temperature rise.

This new Pandoravirus possesses its own genome and actually, it is the Amoeba virus.

Also Read: What is Marburg Virus? Symptoms and Precautions

Is this Zombie Virus a Potential Threat to Living Beings?

Zombie Virus

Well, scientists found that this newly found virus has the potential to be infectious and therefore poses a health threat.

These frozen viruses have the potential to pose a risk similar to covid.

Aix-Marseille University professor Jean-Michel Claverie, the co-author of the study, issued a warning to medical authorities about the lack of significant updates on “live” viruses in permafrost since original studies in 2014 and 2015, the Sun reported. “This wrongly suggests that such occurrences are rare and that ‘zombie viruses’ are not a public health threat,” the research team wrote in their findings.

Scientist suggests that more research is needed to determine the lethality of this dormant virus when they become activated and exposed to light, heat, oxygen, and other environmental factors.

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