Coronaviruses are common among bats and rats sold as food, study finds

Coronaviruses are common among bats and rats sold as food, study finds

A study carried out in Vietnam highlights that the wildlife trade increases the risk of humans being infected by diseases such as Covid-19. Different coronaviruses were found in 58 of the 70 sites studied in the south of the country

Coronaviruses have been disseminated in some wildlife trade networks, according to a new study that highlights the increased risk of transmitting diseases like Covid-19 to humans.

The study was based on analyzes of animals collected in southern Vietnam between 2013 and 2014, in which scientists found several strains of coronavirus in bats and rats sold for food in several markets.

Read more in Portuguese at PLATAFORMA

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