Mink are among the species known to have been infected. Photo: Shutterstock
Mink are among the species known to have been infected. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists say wild animals should be screened for coronavirus to cut risk of deadly variants being transmitted back to humans

  • A paper co-written by Gao Fu, the head of the country’s CDC, warns of the ongoing risk of mutations in species that are susceptible to the virus
  • So far 11 species are known to have been infected, but the scientists say this could be ‘the tip of the iceberg’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Mink are among the species known to have been infected. Photo: Shutterstock
Mink are among the species known to have been infected. Photo: Shutterstock
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