Coronavirus: Scientists previously suspected that coronaviruses came from snakes and bats, but now new discoveries have revealed that wild pangolins may also play a role in this. The South China Agricultural University, which conducted the research, said in a statement on its website that its latest research could prevent and control the coronavirus.
So far 636 people have died of this disease in China and more than 31 thousand people are affected. Research has shown that the genome of the corona strain is 99 percent the same as the genome found from the Pangolin. According to China’s official news agency Xinhua, according to research, the disease is most likely to come in humans through Pangolin.
Pangolins are suspected to be an intermediate host of #coronavirus, however, there is no proven for now that they transmitted the virus to people, according to a researcher https://t.co/WNitoGxAGX pic.twitter.com/HO7mLHFx5R
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 7, 2020Advertisement
A Pangolin sells for millions
The pangolin is the only mammalian organism in the world. It is used in many countries of Asia for food and medicine. According to experts, in the global market, its price is ten to twelve lakh rupees, whereas in India it is sold through smuggling for 20 to 30 thousand rupees.
Pangolin is the most commonly trafficked organism in Asia. This organism has been protected in international laws. Its meat is considered very tasty in China and its body shells are used to make traditional medicine. People believe that it ends impotence. Apart from this, it is also associated with superstitions.
China’s economic development will not stop: Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told US counterpart Donald Trump that China’s long-term economic growth will not be affected by the Coronavirus. Jinping told him in a telephone conversation that the positive trend of the Chinese economy will not change in the long run.
On the other hand, the number of people affected by the Coronavirus has reached 61 in the tourist’s vessel stopped on the coast of Japan. It has 3700 passengers on board. In Europe, the number of people suffering from this disease now stands at 31.
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