Bat coronavirus study suggests MERS-CoV 'roots'
CIDRAP NEWS SCAN, Thursday 17 July 2014

Researchers who analyzed the genome of a new coronavirus (CoV) from a South African bat sample demonstrated that it may be the ancestor of MERS-CoV, that a host switch from bats to camels may have taken place in Africa, and that camels are likely infecting humans rather than vice versa, according to a study yesterday in the Journal of Virology.

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