Site Search
Pangolins Could Be A Missing Link In Coronavirus Chain Of Contagion
Send to friend
Add to Favorite

15 Jun 2020 02:00 AM EST

Scientists around the world are working at breakneck speed to contain, cure, and understand the novel coronavirus. The upper respiratory virus COVID-19 has already infected more than 7.8 million people worldwide and is sometimes deadly. According to Gizmodo, the question of how the coronavirus began to infect humans still remains unanswered. The most likely scenario is that it was transmitted to humans via animals, in a process known as species jumping. The WHO says bats are to blame, but some studies suggest that the virus went from bats to humans via an intermediate source, such as pangolins. Unfortunately, the adorable little creatures are among the most heavily trafficked species on the planet.