An international team of scientists say the coronavirus may have jumped from animal to humans long before the first detection in China. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: pathogen could have been spreading in humans for years, study says

  • Virus may have jumped from animal to humans long before the first detection in Wuhan, according to research by an international team of scientists
  • Findings significantly reduce the possibility of the virus having a laboratory origin, director of the US National Institute of Health says
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An international team of scientists say the coronavirus may have jumped from animal to humans long before the first detection in China. Photo: AP
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