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Tracking down the missing link in the coronavirus transmission chain

It was a matter of "when not if" an animal passed the coronavirus from wild bats to humans, scientists say ...
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How did the coronavirus jump from bats to humans? Snakes, pangolins and turtles top suspect list

When a new zoonotic outbreak occurs, scientists rush to trace the species the infection originated from. Often the infection jumps ...
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Tracing the origins of China’s coronavirus: Infectious disease expert explains how it jumped from animals to humans

The Scientist spoke with Peter Daszak, the president of the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance and an infectious disease researcher who’s done extensive research ...
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New cousin to deadly Ebola virus discovered in bats in China

The notorious filovirus family — which includes such dangerous actors as the Ebola and Marburg viruses — seems to just keep ...