As concerns over climate change intensify, scientists are turning their attention to an alarming possibility – the release of ancient "zombie viruses" trapped in Arctic ice. Researchers, particularly from a university in southern France, express apprehension that the thawing of these frozen viruses, driven by global warming, could pose a serious risk and potentially spark a new and deadly pandemic.
The term "zombie viruses" refers to microbes that have been preserved in the ice for thousands of years, maintaining their viability over extended periods. The fear is that as Arctic ice melts, these ancient pathogens may be released, raising the specter. . .