Coronavirus : Study on bats and bat hunters in Nagaland
Part of: GS Prelims –Sci & Tech and GS-II – Health
- The government has ordered an inquiry into a study conducted in Nagaland by researchers from the U.S., China and India on bats and humans carrying antibodies to deadly viruses like Ebola.
From Prelims Point of View:
- Filoviruses are a family of non-segmented negative-stranded RNA viruses, with Marburg virus and Ebola virus constituting two different species.