PRO/AH/EDR> Novel coronavirus (40): pangolin, possible intermediate host

Coronavirus — China
Researchers in Guangzhou, China, have suggested that pangolins — long-snouted, ant-eating mammals often used in traditional Chinese medicine — are the probable animal source of the coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 30 000 people and is wreaking havoc worldwide.
Scientists say that the suggestion, based on genetic analysis, seems plausible, but caution that the researchers’ work is yet to be published in full. “This is an extremely interesting observation. Although we need