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
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

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