The federal United state requested to suspend all experiments related to bats during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The US government notifications have been emailed to all scientists working on bat-related research projects in the country.
Fisheries agencies and The US wildlife have feared that humans can spread the Sars-Cov-2 virus to bats. Then, this virus can then develop and change into a new strain and infect humans in the future.
A spokeswoman of the US Department of Fisheries and Wildlife said:
“We know that many mammals easily inflect different strains of coronavirus”
“We don’t know the infectious ability of SARS-CoV-2 in North America wildlife, including bats.”
Although the exact source of the COVID-19 is still under investigation, but many people believe that the first virus appeared from bats in China and then spread to Pangolin, before inflect to humans.
Several COVID-19 cases from humans to animals such as dogs, cats and tigers are also confirmed around the world. A tiger in the Bronx zoo in New York was confirmed to be infected with the Sars-Cov-2 virus from an animal care staff recently.
Before the Sars-Cov-2 virus was detected, Bats are mammals that carry hundreds of coronavirus strains. Even though, their immune system has adapted to destroy the virus and have no symptoms of infection.