Illegal pangolin trade may have played a part in coronavirus outbreak

If pangolins did act as an intermediary host, a link that researchers insist hasn’t been firmly established, the illegal trade in pangolins could have heightened the risk of the outbreak and would make it trickier for researchers and officials to nail down how it started.

Mongabay

Last updated on 14 February 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
China
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Diseases
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals