Many scientists warn about the possibility of the coronavirus taking refuge in other animal hosts other than bats and pangolins.
“As the virus is spreading around the world, it might find entirely new reservoir hosts [outside of] China. We don’t know. It is something every country needs to be thinking about as the epidemics wind down” says virologist Ralph Baric
The virus can leap to other hosts and mutate along the way or it can just leap into a new host.
Even though the risk of the virus spreading to other species is very low, it is still worth preparing for.
So, what animal hosts are at risk of getting infected with the virus?