China fury: Why bat trade STILL poses huge threat as experts fear wet market U-turn

China fury: Why bat trade STILL poses huge threat as experts fear wet market U-turn

Daily Express - World·2020-05-01 11:02

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There have been more than 200,000 deaths from the recent COVID-19 outbreak, which is said to have originated from the Wuhan Seafood Market in China. Scientists believe the virus is likely to have come from bats, before possibly spreading to pangolins and making the jump to humans inside the wet market – reported to have stocked 120 wild animals across 75 species including bats, dogs, pangolins, turtles and snakes. But, it is not the first outbreak of its kind to be linked with bats, and may not be the last, according to the producer of a new SciShow mini-documentary on the mammals.

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