01 June 2020
HealthDay Reports: Pangolins, Bats or What? New Coronavirus' Path to Humans Still Unclear
Scientists are shedding more light on how the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could have made the jump from animals to humans.
Pangolins, Bats or What? New Coronavirus' Path to Humans Still Unclear
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Armadillo-like animals called pangolins may have played a role in the emergence in humans of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, but they weren't the only links in animal-to-human transmission, scientists say.
Pangolins are sold for food in live-animal "wet markets" in China -- facilities that have long been suspected of being ground zero for the spread of viruses originating in animals to people.
Since the pandemic, experts worldwide have called for the closure of such markets in China and elsewhere.