Feb 12, 2020

Scientists discover mysterious never-before-seen virus in Brazil

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Scientists have discovered a mysterious never-before-seen virus in a lake in Brazil and have named it after a mermaid who lured soldiers underwater to their death.

Yaravirus, from the mythological mermaid Yara, has left scientists ‘puzzled’ because it doesn’t appear to be related to any other viruses in the world.

Researchers found over 90 per cent of Yaravirus genes have never been seen before, making it wholly unique.

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