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Viral Pangolins: the missing link in coronavirus transmission?

There has been much contention regarding how the deadly COVID-19 pandemic originated. The first reported case of the disease was in Wuhan (Hubei province, China). The virus – SARS-CoV-2 – is believed to have been passed from animals to humans, but new data reveals pangolins could be linked to COVID-19 transmission.


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There has been a lot of media attention on COVID-19, and alongside valuable reporting there have also been myths and false facts spread through social media and other channels, so what are the key facts about this coronavirus?

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A new study in The Lancet has suggested that the novel coronavirus was most genetically similar to two SARS-like coronaviruses of bat origin, but that there may be the possibility of another animal host acting as an intermediate host between bats and humans.

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