Chinese woman eats bat amid coronavirus outbreak, video goes viral
The video shows a fashionably dressed young Chinese woman holding a bat with chopsticks as she nibbled on one of the bat’s wings.
A video clip showing a Chinese woman devouring an entire bat at a restaurant has gone viral as China and other nations in the world are battling a new deadly coronavirus believed to have originated from the flying mammals.
The video shows a fashionably dressed young Chinese woman holding a bat with chopsticks as she nibbled on one of the bat’s wings. The bat was thought to be from a large pot of soup placed in the middle of the table.
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Alarming!!!! Why is this Chinese woman eating bat soup, where the #WuhanCoronavirus is spreading. I initially did not believe this video but now a number of News outlets have been reporting this video from China. https://t.co/PzvjX0FgaE— Political Congress (@insatiblepol) January 24, 2020
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Chinese woman eats bat despite coronavirus link; video surfaces https://t.co/CSH6CiFNiN pic.twitter.com/gmnCetXRCd
So far, the virus has claimed 26 lives and infected over 800 others.
The virus originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the US, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.
Known for now as 2019-nCoV -- the virus is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans. The SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus that killed nearly 800 people globally in the early 2000s was also a coronavirus, as is the common cold.
In the case of SARS, which surfaced in southern China, the first patient was a cook who had served up civet cat dishes. SARS later swept through the province and then globally in 2003, infecting 8,000 people.
According to scientists in Hong Kong, the SARS virus jumped from civet cat to humans and quickly developed the ability to pass from person to person.
China confirmed earlier this month that human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus virus had taken place.
Symptoms of the infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Initials cases of the new coronavirus were detected at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market in Wuhan, that sold seafood, birds, domestic and wild animals, when workers at the market started to fall ill one-by-one with a mysterious pneumonia.