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    Re: Snakes could be the source of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

    I thought they’d said it came from then eating bats ?!?!?


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    Re: Snakes could be the source of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

    Bear in mind that SARS, swine flu, and avian influenza were also forms of coronavirus. I'd find it much more likely that the Wuhan coronavirus came from a mammal versus a reptile.

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    Re: Snakes could be the source of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sorril View Post
    Wuhan BSL-4 rated Virus Research Facility or Wuhan Exotic Meat Market--tough call figuring out the origin of this virus.
    If you are implying that this thing slipped the noose and is a rogue science experiment then I have some stock in tin foil I would be more than happy to sell you.

    Please do not contribute conspiracy theory ridiculous to the narrative. This is just one more case of spillover of a virus because of the nature of these markets and the culture in the region. The ultimate reservoir is going to be bats with a possible second mammalian host, just like SARS. Not a surprise because it is so closely related to SARS:

    http://virological.org/t/ncovs-relat...-snakes/331/20


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    Bear in mind that SARS, swine flu, and avian influenza were also forms of coronavirus.
    Flu viruses are Paramyxoviruses, not Coronaviruses. So they are not even in the same phyllum as SARS and this new Coronavirus
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