Coronavirus: Why are bats so often blamed for disease?
|globalnews.ca 12 Feb 2020 at 07:55|
The novel coronavirus disease outbreak in China, now known as COVID-19, probably originally came from animals, researchers say.
And the most likely candidate: bats .
“Increasing evidences demonstrate the link between the 2019-nCoV and other similar known coronaviruses (CoV) circulating in bats,” the World Health Organization wrote in its on Tuesday.
“It’s probably almost certainly linked to bats,” said Scott Weese, a professor at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, who studies diseases originating in animals.