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

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