Dubai – Masaader News
China Built Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory which is the only lab in China designated for studying dangerous pathogens like SARS and Ebola. Scientists warned in 2017 that a SARS-like virus could escape a lab set up that year in Wuhan, China, to study some of the most dangerous pathogens in the world, according to Daily Mail.
A SARS-like coronavirus has infected more than 800 there, spread to at least 10 other countries and killed 25 in Wuhan and nearby provinces.
In fact, the SARS virus had ‘escaped’ multiple times from a lab in Beijing, according to the Nature article.
The Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory is located about 20 miles away from the Huanan Seafood Market and some have wondered if the outbreak’s epicentre is coincidental, but the scientific community currently believes that the virus mutated through and jumped to people through animal-human contact at the market.
In 2017 article warned of the unpredictability of lab animals that scientists at the Wuhan lab intended to inject with viruses.