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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Sep;13(9):1367-70. doi: 10.3201/eid1309.070342.

Coronavirus antibodies in African bat species.

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Robert Koch-Institut, Center for Biological Safety, Berlin, Germany. mueller.m.a@gmx.de

Abstract

Asian bats have been identified as potential reservoir hosts of coronaviruses associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). We detected antibody reactive with SARS-CoV antigen in 47 (6.7%) of 705 bat serum specimens comprising 26 species collected in Africa; thus, African bats may harbor agents related to putative group 4 CoV.

PMID:
18252111
PMCID:
PMC2857293
DOI:
10.3201/eid1309.070342
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