Coronavirus Antibodies in African Bat Species
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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.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 13, no. 9 (2007-09).
Coronavirus, Bats, Africa, Antibodies
Coronavirus; Bats; Africa; Antibodies
Müller, Marcel A.; Paweska, Janusz T.; Leman, Patricia A.; Park, Sung Sup; Grywna, Klaus; Kemp, Alan; Braack, Leo; Sonnenberg, Karen; Niedrig, Matthias; and Swanepoel, Robert, "Coronavirus Antibodies in African Bat Species" (2007). KIP Articles. 1163.