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Hysterical Scientists Warning Of ‘Zombie Virus’ Apocalypse Because Of Climate Change

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Researchers are now expressing fear that “zombie viruses” may escape their frozen confines due to climate change.

According to a recently released study by scientists from France, Germany, and Russia, ancient viruses discovered in permafrost can still infect amoeba after having remained dormant for tens of thousands of years.

Researchers found a number of enormous virus specimens frozen in Siberia and analyzed them to determine if they could still infect single-celled creatures today.

The “zombie” viruses in issue can only infect amoeba, but the discoveries have sparked worries that climate change may resurrect other old infections, some of which people may be vulnerable to.

The full findings of the study were published in the journal Viruses.

MSN reports: The study was undertaken by palaeovirologist Professor Jean-Michel Claverie of France’s Aix-Marseille University and his colleagues.

They said: “One quarter of the northern hemisphere is underlain by permanently frozen ground, referred to as permafrost.

“Due to climate warning, irreversibly thawing permafrost is releasing organic matter frozen for up to a million years, most of which decomposes into carbon dioxide and methane – further enhancing the greenhouse effect.

“Part of this organic matter also consists of revived cellular microbes […] as well as viruses that have remained dormant since prehistorical times.”

A map of permafrost deposits © Public Domain

The researchers continued: “The literature abounds on descriptions of the rich and diverse prokaryotic microbiomes found in permafrost.”

However, they added, “no additional report about ‘live’ viruses have been published since the two original studies describing pithovirus (in 2014) and mollivirus (in 2015).

“This wrongly suggests that such occurrences are rare and that ‘zombie viruses’ are not a public health threat.

“To restore an appreciation closer to reality, we report the preliminary characterizations of 13 new viruses isolated from seven different ancient Siberian permafrost samples, one from the Lena river and one from Kamchatka cryosol.”

In their aforementioned previous works, the team showed both that a 30,000-year-old specimen of pithovirus could be revived and that it remained infectious; and that mollivirus, once defrosted, was capable of infecting an amoeba.

The new study follow-up the same protocol. For safety reasons, the researchers only collected so-called giant viruses – those 200-400 nanometres in diameter – which can only affect amoeba, rather than humans or any other creatures.

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John
John
1 year ago

INSANE Scientists!
There i fixed it!!!

sue
sue
1 year ago

I REALLY NEVER THOUGHT THE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD COULD BE THIS SICK IN THE MIND

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  sue

And theres more then you know, satanic possession!!!
They have invited satan into thier lives! FACT

Wcowles
Wcowles
1 year ago

These people are FOOLS in the Biblical sense.