Did the coronavirus come from snakes or bats?

Asked By: Fiona Heidenreich
Date created: Thu, Jun 17, 2021 4:21 PM
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Researchers have found evidence it may have originated in a snake or a type of anteater called a pangolin. The new virus first identified in Wuhan, China, is a type known as coronavirus.
Answered By: Otilia Kihn
Date created: Fri, Jun 18, 2021 12:54 AM
SARS-CoV-2 is the newest of seven coronaviruses found in humans, all of which came from animals, either from bats, mice or domestic animals. Bats were also the source of the viruses causing Ebola, rabies, Nipah and Hendra virus infections, Marburg virus disease, and strains of Influenza A virus.
Answered By: Maude Reilly
Date created: Fri, Jun 18, 2021 2:00 AM
In 2016 and 2017, a coronavirus originating from horseshoe bats killed 25,000 piglets at four Chinese farms. In the search for the source of the Covid-19 outbreak, travel restrictions in China have...
Answered By: Etha Lueilwitz
Date created: Fri, Jun 18, 2021 11:52 AM
SARS-CoV-2 is the newest of seven coronaviruses found in humans, all of which came from animals, either from bats, mice or domestic animals. Bats were also the source of the viruses causing Ebola,...
Answered By: Susanna Huel
Date created: Fri, Jun 18, 2021 8:17 PM
One of his colleagues at the Wuhan Institute of Virology found that the new coronavirus is more than 96% genetically identical to a bat virus from the Yunnan province in the southern China ...
Answered By: Savannah Gorczany
Date created: Fri, Jun 18, 2021 10:59 PM
Research published in January suggested that the novel coronavirus made the jump from bats to humans via snakes. Experts have since debunked this theory, but they do think pangolins, or anteaters,...
Answered By: Lance Schultz
Date created: Sat, Jun 19, 2021 5:39 AM
Researchers in China analyzed the RNA genome of the virus and found evidence that it is a combination of a bat coronavirus and an unknown coronavirus that may be from one of the snake species....
Answered By: Aron Becker
Date created: Sat, Jun 19, 2021 3:26 PM
Snakes – the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra – may be the original source of the newly discovered coronavirus that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China this winter. The illness was first reported in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a major city in central China, and has been rapidly spreading.
Answered By: Spencer Schultz
Date created: Sat, Jun 19, 2021 11:02 PM
A new study confirms SARS-CoV-2 originated from Horseshoe bats found in Yunnan province in China Pangolins were only an intermediary host “This means that other viruses that are capable of...
Answered By: Adell Cole
Date created: Sun, Jun 20, 2021 1:52 AM
Another team explains in a draft of a paper how the new coronavirus might be a mix of strains from bats and pangolins. It’s not the creature’s only recent entry into the news: In October, officials...
Answered By: Nikki Pollich
Date created: Sun, Jun 20, 2021 10:15 AM
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