Thai scientists catch bats to trace orgins of the coronavirus

Thai scientists catch bats to trace orgins of the coronavirus

8/13/2020 12:03:00 PM

Thai scientists catch bats to trace orgins of the coronavirus

Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus.

bats as the source of the virusthat has afflicted more than 20.5 million people and caused the deaths of over 748,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The closest match to the coronavirus has been found in horseshoe bats in Yunnan in southern China.

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Thailand has 19 species of horseshoe bats but researchers said they have not yet been tested for the new coronavirus.Thai researchers hiked up a hill in Sai Yok National Park in the western province of Kanchanaburi to set up nets to trap some 200 bats from three different caves.

AdvertisementThe team from the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases-Health Science Center took saliva, blood and stool samples from the bats before releasing them. They worked through the night and into the next day, taking samples not only from horseshoe bats but also from other bat species they caught in order to better understand pathogens carried by the animals.

A researcher swabs a bat’s mouth at Sai Yok National Park in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province.(Associated Press)The team was headed by Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, the center’s deputy chief, who has studied bats and diseases associated with them for more than 20 years. He was part of the group that helped Thailand confirm the first COVID-19 case outside China in January.

She believes it is likely they will find in Thailand’s bats the same virus that causes COVID-19. Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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I would try the Wuhan lab first... although it’s probably easier to catch bats in the Wild than to get permission from the communist Chinese regime... 🤔🤔🤔 Start in the Lab it came from? Just a hunch.... look at the wuhan lab to answer that question hey, c'mon bats Sorry, but I have heard from reliable source that they are actually Thigh Scientists.

Bro just leave them alone!! اللي مهتم لتعلم الفوركس للمبتدئين تواصل معي على قناتي I was wondering if anyone was actually looking into those little guys to see how they deal with the virus. Are they healthy? Is it their diet? Do they have a natural immunity that we humans can use to our advantage? Good luck 🤔😷❤️🇺🇸❤️🌎

Orgins? They have bats in the Wuhan lab? poor bats Guess you can call him “Batman” PESTE , FOME ,GUERRA , FIM .. PLAGUE ,HUNGER , WAR , END ...

AP PHOTOS: Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus originsKANCHANABURI, Thailand (AP) — Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus.... WHY? We gonna get COVID 2 COVID 2.0 pending

AP PHOTOS: Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus originsKANCHANABURI, Thailand (AP) — Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus.... WHY? We gonna get COVID 2 COVID 2.0 pending

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