The latest research on bats by Chinese researchers focused on samples collected from over 13,000 bats from 56 species across 14 provinces since 2016. Photo: Guangdong Entomological Institute/South China Institute of Endangered Animals The latest research on bats by Chinese researchers focused on samples collected from over 13,000 bats from 56 species across 14 provinces since 2016. Photo: Guangdong Entomological Institute/South China Institute of Endangered Animals
The latest research on bats by Chinese researchers focused on samples collected from over 13,000 bats from 56 species across 14 provinces since 2016. Photo: Guangdong Entomological Institute/South China Institute of Endangered Animals

Covid-19 origins: Chinese study uncovers over 140 bat coronaviruses but says none linked to pandemic

  • Since January 2020, team has tested samples from 4,700 bats in regions across the country, finding close relationship with Sars but not Covid-19
  • Scientists suggest viruses considered closest to Sars-CoV-2 are ‘extremely rare’ in bats in China

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The latest research on bats by Chinese researchers focused on samples collected from over 13,000 bats from 56 species across 14 provinces since 2016. Photo: Guangdong Entomological Institute/South China Institute of Endangered Animals The latest research on bats by Chinese researchers focused on samples collected from over 13,000 bats from 56 species across 14 provinces since 2016. Photo: Guangdong Entomological Institute/South China Institute of Endangered Animals
The latest research on bats by Chinese researchers focused on samples collected from over 13,000 bats from 56 species across 14 provinces since 2016. Photo: Guangdong Entomological Institute/South China Institute of Endangered Animals
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