Title

Coronavirus Antibodies in African Bat Species

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September 2007

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.

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Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 13, no. 9 (2007-09).

Keywords

Coronavirus, Bats, Africa, Antibodies

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Coronavirus; Bats; Africa; Antibodies

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SFS0069659_00001

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