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China | Want to stop the next coronavirus? Ban all wildlife trade, conservationists urge

The coronavirus spreading from China has sickened at least 73,000 people and killed at least 2,000, setting in motion a global health emergency. But humans aren’t the only species infected.


Coronaviruses attack a variety of birds and mammals. The new virus seems to have leapt from wildlife to humans in a seafood and meat market in Wuhan, China, where live animals were slaughtered and sold as food.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/19/health/coronavirus-animals-markets.html

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