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.
Coronavirus, Bats, Africa, Antibodies
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 13, no. 9 (2007-09).
Müller, Marcel A.; Paweska, Janusz T.; and Leman, Patricia A., "Coronavirus Antibodies in African Bat Species" (2007). KIP Articles. 1163.