Complexity Digest 2005.44 - 15
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Virology: What Links Bats to Emerging Infectious Diseases?, Science
Excerpts: Three species of horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus spp.) have now been officially recorded as the natural reservoir host of the coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) [see the report by Li et al. on page 676 of this issue (1) and the report by Lau et al. (2)]. The emergence of this pathogen (SARS-CoV) in southern China in 2002-2003 almost brought the burgeoning economy of Southeast Asia to its knees (3,). Bats are now known to be natural reservoir hosts to several other new emergent disease pathogens: Nipah and Hendra viruses (5) and potentially Ebola and Marburg viruses.
- Source: Virology: What Links Bats to Emerging Infectious Diseases?
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/310/5748/628 ], Andrew P. Dobson, Science : 628-629, 05/10/28