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.

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