Bats are the most dangerous animals known to harbor the most dangerous human killer viruses. From Ebola to rabies, they generally store any variety of deadly organisms that are harmful to human beings. Another virus that seems not to affect any other animal other than humans has been identified by experts. Through these research findings, reasons why some virus causes deadly diseases can be identified.
The recent disease causing organism is called cedar virus a name of one of queen’s land town in Australia after its discovery in the year 2009 .the virus was discovered it in bats urine while in their research for the Hendra virus. Another killer virus that kills any human and animal it infects is the Niphah virus.
These killer characteristics make them among the deadliest viruses ever known. Guinea pigs and ferrets were found to be vulnerable to the microorganism cedar according to the report by the experts while in the examination room —antigens were produced by the animals to counter the infections and they did not succumb to the infections. More over, human s have not been proved to be affected by this virus after the genes of cedar virus were analyzed, it was determined that this disease causing organism is henipavirus with outstanding distinction.
However, the microorganism cedar does not produce the v-proteins like the other henipavirus. This protein strengthens the Nipha and Hendra microorganisms making them resistance to the body immunity and thus become stronger and lethal. Striking a comparison between the weakest and the strongest henipavirus, “it is possible to identify why hendra is that lethal.” Glen marsh a virus expert from Geelong in the department of animal health. Together with his fellow experts in this field, their research outcomes are to be posted online in the PLoS pathogens site today.
The drive and attention of the experts on the V protein is “catchy and captivating enough to warrant attention.” Says Benhur Lee, an expert in the study of microorganisms at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine.
The experts will continuously carry out experiments via modification of the genes to see if it will stop the Vprotein production or interchange the gene from hendra to cedar disease causing organisms to see whether the virus will become a pathogen.” Lee notes however, that even if the V gene does not make henipavirus deadlier it may not be the only gene responsible.