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Dutch bats infected with 2019-nCoV?

February 6, 2020

Are bats in the Netherlands also infected with 2019-nCoV? Based on genetic research, the # 2019-nCoV is most similar to #coronaviruses found in specimens of a type of horseshoe nose (Rhinolophus affinis) sampled in Yunnan province, #China. This bat species is widely distributed in South and Southeast Asia, but not in Europe.

Want to know more? Read the frequently asked questions on the website of the Mammal Society: https://www.zoogdiervereniging.nl/vleermuizen-en-corona-virussen.

Met dank aan Thijs Kuiken en Lineke Begemans in samenwerking met de Zoogdiervereniging.