Coronavirus comes from what animal?

Asked By: Maiya Murphy
Date created: Mon, Mar 29, 2021 11:33 PM
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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause cold-like illnesses in people, while others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Some coronaviruses, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, infect only animals and do not infect people.
Answered By: Alford Funk
Date created: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 12:33 PM
Phil - So ultimately it's probably from bats, but a bat could have weed on something and then that animal went to something else and then it could have been this whole huge wacky chain of animals that we don't know about? Arinjay - Yes, it is possible that we might never know which animal directly transmitted this virus to humans.
Answered By: Dayna Renner
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 2:43 AM
found the virus may have originated in bats and then spread to humans via a snake or pangolin. Seven coronaviruses are known to infect humans. All data and statistics are based on publicly ...
Answered By: Maia Mohr
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 12:27 PM
The researchers recommended tracing the origin of SARS-CoV-2 worldwide in farmed and wild animals species likely to harbor coronaviruses, such as ferret-badgers, civets, mink and raccoon dogs,...
Answered By: Lilla Marks
Date created: Fri, Apr 2, 2021 3:11 AM
Bats were the source of two coronaviruses that caused lethal outbreaks in people during the past two decades -- severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome...
Answered By: Van Brakus
Date created: Fri, Apr 2, 2021 5:56 PM
On Feb. 7, researchers in China suggested it might (might!) have included one extra step—from bats to pangolins to humans—based on their observation that a coronavirus found in pangolins is ...
Answered By: Johnson Hirthe
Date created: Sat, Apr 3, 2021 4:25 AM
And then you can infect things like civets and pigs and people. . . . Or if a bat . . . starts foraging for insects around a farm like a pig farm, and pigs get infected, or some of the other animals in the farm, [like] civets and bamboo rats, then suddenly you’ve got 100 animals infected, [and] you can infect a lot more people.
Answered By: Kaleigh Altenwerth
Date created: Sun, Apr 4, 2021 4:20 PM
Scientists say it is highly likely that the virus came from bats but first passed through an intermediary animal in the same way that another coronavirus – the 2002 Sars outbreak – moved from...
Answered By: Edd Koepp
Date created: Sun, Apr 4, 2021 4:51 PM
Samples of the virus show it closely resembles strains of Sars which was proven to have come from bats. Coronavirus is also believed to have been transmitted from bats to humans.
Answered By: Hayden Effertz
Date created: Tue, Apr 6, 2021 12:01 PM
Nine months into the global pandemic, scientists are still piecing together the mystery of the first crossover event, in which the coronavirus moved from bats to an intermediary animal, and eventually, to humans.
Answered By: Ethyl Conn
Date created: Thu, Apr 8, 2021 10:24 AM
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