>>113862722>was it ever confirmed to be originating from bats?
No, all that's known is that it came from the animal market. Bat soup was not the culprit (boiling the hell out of it is still animal torture but it also kills any germs in the meat so), money is on it was someone handling raw pork(China was having a shitty time with African Swine Flu at the time and decided not to wash their hands
As for the design, it would make sense she's part of some 'germ triad' as the lethal part of the infection comes from the bacteria shitting poison in all the open sores the virus leaves behind. She comes in plants bombs, and has her goons go in to steal everything.