The Chinese cobra has been identified as one of two snakes that could be the reservoir for the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFCD

China coronavirus may have come from a snake, researchers say

  • Nearest match for virus’s genetic coding pattern found in two species – the Many-banded krait and Chinese cobra – both of which are commonly found in southern China, scientists say
  • Meanwhile, Chinese professor in Germany says deadly outbreak likely to peak in March, based on information about spread of Sars
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Chinese cobra has been identified as one of two snakes that could be the reservoir for the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFCD
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