(ORDO NEWS) — Virologist Jonathan Latham and biologist Allison Wilson found data according to which a new type of coronavirus could be transmitted from a bat to a person back in 2012. This was reported by The Sun newspaper.
It is noted that at that time six Chinese miners from Yunnan province cleaned the mine of bat feces for about two weeks, after which they fell ill. The doctor who treated them recorded symptoms characteristic of the new coronavirus COVID-19 – pneumonia, dry cough, pain in the limbs and high fever.
According to the doctor’s notes, all the miners needed ventilation, but three of them died anyway.
Test samples from six patients were examined in a Wuhan laboratory, after which they said that the miners were sick with a coronavirus similar to SARS, the report said.
Based on this, scientists assume that COVID-19 was already adapted to the human body.
As a reminder, Chinese experts said back in February that bats are the most likely source and carrier of the new type of coronavirus.
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