Pangolins have been one of the main focuses of the search for the intermediate host of the virus. Photo: Imaginechina

Pangolins may not have passed coronavirus on to humans, Chinese scientists say

  • Although the animals, also known as scaly anteaters, carry a very similar virus to the one that causes Covid-19, researchers say the genetic relationship is not close enough
  • Virologist Zhang Zhigang says the search for the intermediate host should focus on animals that share habitats with bats and pangolins
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Pangolins have been one of the main focuses of the search for the intermediate host of the virus. Photo: Imaginechina
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