Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggest that several new animals may be involved in the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Among them are badgers and rabbits from a market in Wuhan, where an outbreak of the virus was first recorded, which grew into a pandemic. Writes about this The Wall Street Journal.
So, experts admit that the coronavirus could begin to be transmitted en masse among people due to the ferret badgers and rabbits sold in the Wuhan market.
Animals from the market in Wuhan are considered new suspects in the transmission of COVID-19 to humans at WHO
Members of the WHO mission, which is continuing its research in China on the origins of COVID-19, say they now need to investigate the suppliers of these and other animals.
Experts also expressed their belief that badgers and rabbits were brought to Wuhan from the Chinese regions located near its borders with Southeast Asia, where the closest “relatives” of the coronavirus in bats were previously found.
At the same time, China’s National Health Commission, as well as the country’s Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the new information.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the WHO said they allegedly consider it unlikely that the coronavirus could have entered China from the outside through frozen food or in any other way.
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