A number of early cases were linked to the Huanan seafood market. Photo: Simon Song A number of early cases were linked to the Huanan seafood market. Photo: Simon Song
A number of early cases were linked to the Huanan seafood market. Photo: Simon Song

Coronavirus: Thousands of wild animals were sold at Wuhan markets in months before Covid-19 outbreak, new report finds

  • Findings by Chinese and British researchers highlight scale of trade in wild species and the poor conditions in which they were kept
  • The animals on sale include species known to be susceptible to coronaviruses – such as civet cats, mink and raccoon dogs – but not bats or pangolins

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A number of early cases were linked to the Huanan seafood market. Photo: Simon Song A number of early cases were linked to the Huanan seafood market. Photo: Simon Song
A number of early cases were linked to the Huanan seafood market. Photo: Simon Song

Corrected [12:24pm, 10 Jun, 2021]

  • [12:24pm, 10 Jun, 2021]

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the research was submitted in April 2020. In fact it was submitted in February last year.

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