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China scientists identify Pangolin as possible host for Coronavirus

'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

Reuters  |  Beijing 

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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 that has killed more than 600 people in China.
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"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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First Published: Fri, February 07 2020. 14:19 IST
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