Bats with Covid-like viruses found in Laos: study

Scientists have discovered another clue to the origins of the virus that causes Covid-19, with bats living in caves in Laos found to be carrying a similar pathogen that experts suggest could potentially infect humans directly.

The virus has killed millions since it emerged in China in late 2019, and controversy continues to swirl around where it came from.

Some experts say it is animal-driven but others have pointed to the possibility the pathogen leaked from a lab.

Researchers from France’s Pasteur Institute and the National University of Laos said their findings showed that viruses genetically close to the SARS-CoV-2 virus “exist in nature” among bat species in the limestone caves of

→ Continue reading at TechCrunch

More from author

Related posts

Advertisment

Latest posts

Right-wing media figures dishonestly use Colin Powell's death to question Covid vaccines

While Powell was fully vaccinated, he was also battling multiple myeloma, a cancer that suppresses the immune system, making him more susceptible to the...

North America's biggest container port faces record backlog

"We have about two weeks' worth of work sitting at anchor right now," Seroka said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. "The question...

Sharks’ Evander Kane handed lengthy suspension by NHL for using fake vaccination card

San Jose Shark Evander Kane (9) skates off the ice during the first period of the NHL game against the...