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Coronavirus outbreak: Chinese scientists discover pangolin as coronavirus host

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Chinese researchers said the pangolin, a mammal illegally trafficked for its scales and meat, is a potential intermediate host for the coronavirus that has killed more than 600 people in China.

“This latest discovery will be of great significance for the prevention and control of the origin (of the virus),” South China Agricultural University, which led the research, said in a statement on its website.

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Krishna Mali
Krishna Mali
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