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'No evidence Covid-19 in Sunda pangolins entering wildlife trade via Malaysia'
Published on: Friday, November 27, 2020
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Wildlife rescue ranger releasing a confiscated pangolin back into the wild.
Kota Kinabalu: There is no evidence of coronavirus in Sunda pangolins entering the wildlife trade via Malaysia, a study revealed. 

Disease emergence and re-emergence events, such as Nipah, SARS, Ebola, MERS and now Covid- 19, over the past two decades have impacted human health, domestic animal health and the global economy. 

The USAID-funded Predict programme, a component of the Emerging Pandemic Threats programme, was established in 2009 to discover novel zoonotic viruses in wildlife before they become human epidemics and identify the factors that drive their emergence, amplification, and spread.

 




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