Alphacoronavirus detected in bats in the United Kingdom

August, Tom A.; Mathews, Fiona; Nunn, Miles A.. 2012 Alphacoronavirus detected in bats in the United Kingdom. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 12 (6). 530-533. 10.1089/vbz.2011.0829

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This study presents the first record of coronavirus in British bats. Alphacoronavirus strains were detected in two of seven bat species, namely Myotis nattereri and M. daubentonii. Virus prevalence was particularly high in the previously unrecognized host M. nattereri, which can live in close proximity to humans.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1089/vbz.2011.0829
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 1 - Observations, Patterns, and Predictions for Biodiversity
CEH Sections: Hails
ISSN: 1530-3667
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NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 12 Oct 2012 15:51

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