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Chinese scientists say wild animals should be screened for coronavirus to cut risk of deadly variants being transmitted back to humans

Published Oct 03 2021 at 12:00 PM GMT
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  • Chinese health experts have called for intensive monitoring of the coronavirus in wild animals, warning that its spread between different species risks further dangerous variants.
  • A number of animals have been found to be susceptible to Covid-19, and the potential for ongoing mutations of the virus in these animals, such as mink, poses “a huge threat to public health if they transmitted back to humans”, wrote the report’s lead author Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and….




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  • Published Oct 3, 2021 12:00 PM GMT