Su Jeong-ri, a researcher at the Wuhan Virus Research Institute (WIV) in China, who was mentioned as the head of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) virus outbreak, pointed out mink as an intermediate host candidate for Corona 19 and urged the world to investigate.
According to the state media Global Times on the 15th, researcher Shi and other WIV researchers published a paper titled’SARS-CoV-2 spillover events’ on the 8th in the science magazine’Science Magazine’. .
Researcher Shi is regarded as the cost of the bat coronavirus in China, so that it is called’the bat lady’. In the course of research on the origin of Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), it has succeeded in isolating coronavirus from bats. For this reason, he was mentioned as the responsible for the virus outbreak, but he and WIV denied the connection.
In this paper, he said, Chinese tube bats and pangolins are mentioned as hosts of the Corona 19 virus (SARS-CoV-2), but except for mink, evidence for infection with the virus is limited. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cases of Corona 19 infection on mink farms were reported in 8 countries including the Netherlands, France, Italy, and the U.S. According to the results of genetic analysis of tube bats and pangolins, the virus causes the corona 19 pandemic (pandemic). “It shows that it has made further adaptations to whole animals or human hosts,” he said, and that high-density animal species such as mink could be hosts of viral origin. In addition, the evidence currently found, such as the virus was found on the surface of imported food packaging by China and the corona19 antibody was found in human serum collected outside of China before the pandemic began in Wuhan, is the origin of the corona 19 in Wuhan’s Huanan fish market. He also said that he raised the question of whether it was. He said further investigation of pre-pandemic specimens of vulnerable animals such as mink as well as humans is needed to confirm the direct origin of the virus and to determine when the virus was transmitted to humans.