Bats carrying viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 found outside China
Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University have shown that bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia harbour SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses.
The new study, published in Nature Communications, is the first to reveal molecular and serological evidence indicating that SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses are not just circulating in China but in animals as far away as Thailand. The findings also reveal that more related coronaviruses are likely to be uncovered in the region.
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