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The WHO suspects that Wuhan was not where the coronavirus began to spread in humans

August 7, 2020

After dispatching investigators to the construction site, the agency suspects that this may not have been the place where the virus was transmitted from animals to humans.

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The WHO suspects that Wuhan was not where the coronavirus began to spread in humansThe WHO suspects that Wuhan was not where the coronavirus began to spread in humans

World health organization (WHO) sent a group to investigate the origin of the coronavirus. The agency estimates that the place we all thought the virus originated from, Wuhan, is not like that.

The WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom, said, “The advanced team that traveled to China has now completed its mission to lay the groundwork for future joint efforts to identify the origin of the virus.”

Wang Wenbin, spokesman for China’s foreign affairs, said Tuesday that WHO experts had had in-depth discussions on the progress of the investigation. In addition, they examined the animal source, the intermediate host and the transmission route of the coronavirus in order to better prevent and control the pandemic.

Also at a press conference Dr. Michael Ryan, Head of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, gave importance to the fact that Wuhan has had a dedicated surveillance system for years to detect cases of atypical pneumonia.

Although the first reports were from this Chinese province, “this system has a very specific purpose, and the fact that the alarm went on doesn’t necessarily mean the disease was transmitted from animals to humans,” he said. Michael Ryan.

However, you have not drawn any conclusions yet. But a study that was published in the journal in late July Natural microbiology, conducted by researchers of various nationalities, comes a little closer to understanding where it comes from in the animal kingdom. He concluded that the cause of COVID-19 had already evolved in nature and that bats had been around for decades in different parts of China.

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