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SARS Transmitted By Civet Cat – Say Scientists In Chin

A recent research by China-Hong Kong experts concluded that there is a genetic link between SARS in civet cats and humans and that SARS is transmitted to human beings through// civet cats. The results were revealed in the Chinese Information Times newspaper on Thursday. The research that was c...

Evolutionary history of SARS supports bats as virus source

.... The analysis tracing the viruses paths through human and animal hosts counters assertions that SARS was eradicated in 2004 when thousands of palm civet cats in China were identified as the original source and killed in an effort to eliminate the risk of new outbreaks. According to this new analysis...

Rats Back on the Menu in Southern China

...rts said they could be found in Guangdong's cities of Fanyu, Zhaoqing, Dongguan and Hanhai. Earlier this year China's media also reported that civet cats were routinely finding their way back onto Guangdong dinner tables. ...

Scientists Have Traced How The SARS Virus evolved

...wide before subsiding last June. In that time, it killed nearly 800 people. civet cats, mongoose-like animals that are sold in live food markets in southern ...yet-documented human infection. Specialist’s say , “ That's not proof a civet infected the man, rather it makes the continual looking for a reservoir hos...

Scientists Have Traced How The SARS Virus evolved

...wide before subsiding last June. In that time, it killed nearly 800 people. civet cats, mongoose-like animals that are sold in live food markets in southern ...yet-documented human infection. Specialist’s say , “ That's not proof a civet infected the man, rather it makes the continual looking for a reservoir hos...

SARS research confirms link to animals

...captured and sold for food. Chinese officials for a time banned the sale of civet cats, but that ban was lifted last month. Henry Niman, a Harvard Univers... the study also suggests that Chinese officials should not allow selling of civet cats and similar animals for food without first checking them for the prese...

Origin Of SARS Virus Discovered

...d before passing to others. Several days back scientists discovered that// the fatal virus was found in mainly three species of mammals - badgers, civet cats and raccoon dogs. All were found in the Dongmen market (Guangdong's capital of Shenzhen). Though the knew discovery of the origin of the ...
Civet in Biological News

Photos reveal Myanmar's large and small predators

...nation of animal remains found in villages and markets. The researchers found that some species such as the yellow-throated marten and the common palm civet are common throughout their country range. Red pandas were not photographed but identified as present in Hkakaborazi National Park and other areas. Ot...

Learning how SARS spikes its quarry

...nd killed 774 before being brought under control. Public health experts worry about another outbreak of the virus, which originates in animals such as civet cats. The research team, led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Stephen C. Harrison at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School...
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