While the discussions about whether the Covid-19 nightmare is over or not, frightening news came from Sweden. The new coronavirus, which spread among rodents, was detected in Sweden. Researchers have detected a coronavirus, which they call the Grimsö virus, in a mouse species in Sweden.
A new type of coronavirus has been found in red-backed mice (Myodes glareolus) in Sweden. According to the information, 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 pointed out that the spread of the corona virus among rodents should be monitored.
Mice of this species are also known to be carriers of 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.