Chinese horseshoe bats are found in China, India, Nepal and Vietnam, among other countries. Photo: Guangdong Entomological Institute

Novel coronavirus most likely came from Asian bat: Hong Kong study

  • Microbiologists at University of Hong Kong replicate cell structure of Chinese horseshoe bat’s intestine and successfully infect it
  • Taken together with earlier research, the findings indicate the animal may be the original host of the virus, Dr Yuen Kwok-yung says
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Chinese horseshoe bats are found in China, India, Nepal and Vietnam, among other countries. Photo: Guangdong Entomological Institute
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