Shi Zhengli’s new paper identifies the Chinese horseshoe bat as the natural host for Sars-related coronaviruses. Photo: AFP
Shi Zhengli’s new paper identifies the Chinese horseshoe bat as the natural host for Sars-related coronaviruses. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli publishes new paper on pathogen’s evolution

  • Research by scientist from Wuhan laboratory accused by Donald Trump of being the source of virus that sparked Covid-19 pandemic looks at how Sars-related pathogens have adapted to suit human hosts
  • Shi this month took to social media to dismiss rumours she had defected from China and taken hundreds of confidential documents with her

Shi Zhengli’s new paper identifies the Chinese horseshoe bat as the natural host for Sars-related coronaviruses. Photo: AFP
Shi Zhengli’s new paper identifies the Chinese horseshoe bat as the natural host for Sars-related coronaviruses. Photo: AFP
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