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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.
Coronaviruses, SARS (Disease), Bats -- Viruses, Africa, Kenya
Volume 15, Issue 3
Tong, Suxiang; Conrardy, Christina; and Ruone, Sujsan, "Detection of novel SARS-like and other coronaviruses in bats from Kenya" (2009). KIP Articles. 1319.