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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Mar;15(3):482-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1503.081013.

Detection of novel SARS-like and other coronaviruses in bats from Kenya.

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Gastroenteritis and Respiratory Virus Laboratory Branch, Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. sot1@cdc.gov

Abstract

Diverse coronaviruses have been identified in bats from several continents but not from Africa. We identified group 1 and 2 coronaviruses in bats in Kenya, including SARS-related coronaviruses. The sequence diversity suggests that bats are well-established reservoirs for and likely sources of coronaviruses for many species, including humans.

PMID:
19239771
PMCID:
PMC2681120
DOI:
10.3201/eid1503.081013
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