(ORDO NEWS) — For a month, WHO representatives conducted an investigation in China in order to find out the origin of the coronavirus infection. The study is not over yet, but some conclusions were made.
The version of the virus leaking from the laboratory was quickly rejected, but the evolution of the infection and its transmission to humans from animals are confirmed. So, it is most likely that SARS-CoV-2 was transmitted to us through an intermediary animal.
During the work in Wuhan, the experts faced a number of difficulties, namely, problematic access to a number of data. This is why the laboratory accident theory was rejected but will be revisited.
According to some conclusions of Chinese scientists from the South China Agricultural University, pangolins could become intermediate carriers – these are mammals like armadillos and anteaters. The coincidence of the strain in humans and pangolins was 99%. At the same time, it is noted that these creatures may not be the only ones. They can also include all members of the feline family.
Now scientists are faced with the task of finding a true carrier, which acted as an intermediary link between bats and humans.
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