During the Cold War, a Soviet bacteriological weapons lab in Sverdlovsk leaked a cloud of anthrax spores, killing over 60 people.
What are the symptoms? French technicians would oversee the project, which would be under the joint authority of a Franco-Chinese commission.
Dr Michael Skinner, a virologist at Imperial College London, was not involved with the research but said: 'The discovery definitely places the origin of nCoV in bats in China.
Why are health experts so worried about it? The man lay straight on his back in front of a closed furniture shop.