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Record number 407463
Title Circulation of Group 2 Coronaviruses in a Bat Species Common to Urban Areas in Western Europe
Author(s) Reusken, C.B.E.M.; Lina, P.H.C.; Pielaat, A.; Vries, A. de; Dam-Deisz, C.; Adema, J.; Drexler, J.F.; Drosten, C.; Kooi, E.A.
Source Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 10 (2010)8. - ISSN 1530-3667 - p. 785 - 791.
Department(s) Diagnostics & Crisis Organization
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) acute respiratory syndrome - chinese horseshoe bats - sequence - prevalence - diversity - humans - virus - swine
Abstract Fecal samples of 211 bats representing 13 different bat species from 31 locations in the Netherlands were analyzed for the presence of coronaviruses (CoV) using a genus-wide reverse transcription (RT)-polymerase chain reaction. CoVs are known for their high potential for interspecies transmission, including zoonotic transmission with bats as reservoir hosts. For the first time, a group 2 CoV was found in a bat, Pipistrellus pipistrellus, in Europe. This is of particular interest for public health as the reservoir host is a species that is common to urban areas in most of Europe and notorious for its close interactions with humans. Four verspertilionid bat species were found to excrete group 1 CoVs, viz. Myotis daubentonii, M. dasycneme, P. pipistrellus, and Nyctalus noctula. The last species is a newly identified reservoir. The overall prevalence was 16.9% and positive bats were found at multiple widespread locations. The circulating group 1 CoV lineages were rather species associated than location associated.
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