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Intermediate carriers of a new type of coronavirus called pangolin

Intermediate carriers of a new type of coronavirus called pangolin

Intermediate vectors 2019 coronavirus-nCoV outbreak which began in China late last year, can be pangolins – living in South-East Asia and Africa mammals similar to armadillos and anteaters. This is the conclusion of Chinese scientists led the analysis of more than 1 thousand samples metagenomes of wild animals, reports Xinhua news Agency
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Molecular biological analysis of the genome of pangolins in 70% of cases gave a positive result on beforeevery. Further isolation of the virus the researchers were able to consider in more detail its structure. After this, the researchers found that the strain of the coronavirus in animals is 99% consistent with what was previously detected in humans.
As commented on the opening of one of the scientists, Junyi Shen, previous studies have shown that the source of the virus were bats, but people could hardly get from them directly, because in the winter the bats hibernate.
"We hope that the result [of our study] will make people think about the dangers of contact with wild animals. We would also like to share the discovery with his colleagues in the hopes of joint efforts to find other possible vectors, in order to effectively fight the epidemic," explained Shen.