Report supports COVID-19 originating with a virus in bats

A recent report backs the notion that COVID-19 originated with a virus borne by a bat. Credit: QuantFoto

Researchers continue to point to COVID-19 likely originating in a virus carried by bats before it spilled over into an animal at a wildlife market and eventually to humans. In their first report, international scientists appointed by the World Health Organization announced the finding but said they needed more data from China to understand how the virus spread to humans. The group is also tasked with watching out for future pathogens.

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