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A research paper published by biologists Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao indicates a bloody accident at the disease control laboratory of the Wuhan Center, WCDC, less than a mile from the epicenter of the disease in the Wuhan fish market. Entitled “The possible origins of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus”, the document said: “A researcher described that he was once attacked by bats and the blood of a bat shot on his skin. He knew the extreme danger of infection, therefore he quarantined for 14 days.

“In another incident, he went to quarantine again because the bats urinated on him.”

Scientists from the prestigious South China University of Technology in Guangzhou said that the Wuhan WCDC “hosted animals in the laboratory for research purposes”, including 605 bats captured in nearby provinces.

In addition to the Wuhan food market, the laboratory is also located near the Union hospital where a group of doctors was among the first to get the infection.

The document states, “Chinese horseshoe bats were nature reserves for the severe acute respiratory coronavirus syndrome, SARS-CoV, which caused the SARS epidemic in 2003.”

A high security biosafety laboratory 4

A high security biosafety laboratory 4 (Image: GETTY)

Numerous virologists conform to a different scenario, based on genetic analysis, that the virus was transmitted from one bat to another mammal between 20-70 years ago.

This unidentified intermediate animal then passed it on to his first human host in the city of Wuhan in late November or early December 2019.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, we report the results of our 5-year SARSr-CoV surveillance in a cave inhabited by multiple species of horseshoe bats in Yunnan province, China

An article published by Xinglou Yang of the Wuhan Institute of Virology described, “Length genome sequences were obtained from five patients in the early stage of the epidemic. They are almost identical to each other and share a 79.5% sequence identified with SARS-CoV. In addition, 2019-nCoV was found to be 96% identical at the whole genome level to a bat coronavirus.

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A high security biosafety laboratory 4

A high security biosafety laboratory 4 (Image: GETTY)

A Wuhan high-security laboratory where researchers work with infected bats

A Wuhan high-security laboratory where researchers work with infected bats (Image: GETTY)

According to the Beijing News, a researcher from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, called Shi Zhengli, said on Saturday evening: “I can promise that no person has been infected in our institute, including graduate students.

“We have zero cases of infection.”

Another scientist at the institute, Chen Quanjiao, added: “The Wuhan Institute of Virology has no infections and patient zero hasn’t come to us.”

Both Shi and Chen said they did not know if there is actually a researcher called Huang Yanling at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.


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A patient being treated (Image: GETTY)

Ma Shi said “this is obviously fake news.”

A high-security biosafety laboratory 4, BSL-4, was built in Wuhan in 2017 and Chinese microbiologists celebrated their entry into the elite group empowered to fight the world’s major biological threats.

Prior to the opening of the laboratory George Gao, director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the key laboratory of pathogenic microbiology and immunology in Beijing said: “It will offer more opportunities for Chinese researchers and our contribution to BSL-4 level pathogens in the the world will benefit, “

Such labs are often controversial and BSL-4-lab networks have expanded in the past 15 years in the United States and Europe, with over a dozen currently in operation or under construction in each region.

The Chinese economy is affected by the coronavirus

The Chinese economy is affected by the coronavirus (Image: GETTY)

The Wuhan laboratory cost 300 million yuan (44 million US dollars) and to alleviate safety concerns it was built far above the flood plain and with the ability to withstand a magnitude 7 earthquake, although the area is unprecedented in strong earthquakes.

It focuses on the control of emerging diseases, on the conservation of purified viruses and serves as the “reference laboratory” of the World Health Organization linked to similar laboratories around the world.

These labs are essential and cutting edge in research for the development of cures for the world’s deadliest viruses.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences approved the construction of a BSL-4 laboratory in 2003 and the SARS epidemic, severe acute respiratory syndrome, lent momentum to the project over the same period.

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A woman who feels tired (Image: GETTY)

The laboratory was designed and built with French assistance under a 2004 cooperation agreement on the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases.

But the complexity of the project, China’s lack of experience, the difficulty of maintaining funding, and the lengthy approval procedures of the government meant that construction didn’t end until the end of 2014.

The laboratory’s first project was a study of the BSL-3 pathogen that causes Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever: a tick-borne deadly virus that affects cattle all over the world, including northwest China, and which can jump. to the people.

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