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Pangolins be the source of novel coronavirus

  • IASbaba
  • February 11, 2020
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Pangolins be the source of novel coronavirus

Part of: GS Prelims –Environment  and GS-III- Conservation

In news:

  • Pangolins could be responsible for the spread of the virus to humans in China.
  • The genome sequence of the coronavirus isolated from pangolins was 99 per cent identical with that separated from infected humans.

From Prelims Point of view:

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 10th February 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 10th February 2020

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Pangolins:

  • Pangolins are considered to be one of the most trafficked animals in the world and are classified as a critically endangered species
  • People who sell pangolins can be imprisoned for a period of 10 years or morepoached every year due to their “medicinal value” and the consumption of their meat in countries such as China and Vietnam.
  • It is believed that the novel coronavirus spread from the seafood market in Wuhan, where live animals are sold
  • The SARS coronavirus, which was identified in 2003, is believed to have spread from bats to civet cats to human beings.

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