No, snakes probably aren’t the source of that new coronavirus in China

New research pinpoints the reptiles, but virus researchers aren’t convinced

many-banded krait snake

A new study reports snakes, such as the many-banded krait (pictured), may be behind a mysterious coronavirus outbreak in China. But some researchers say the data don’t support that conclusion.

LiCheng Shih/ (CC BY 2.0)

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