Detection of Novel SARS-like and Other Coronaviruses in Bats from Kenya

@article{Tong2009DetectionON,
  title={Detection of Novel SARS-like and Other Coronaviruses in Bats from Kenya},
  author={Suxiang Tong and Christina Conrardy and Susan Ruone and Ivan V. Kuzmin and Xiling Guo and Ying Tao and Michael Niezgoda and Lia M. Haynes and Bernard R Agwanda and Robert F. Breiman and Larry J. Anderson and Charles E. Rupprecht},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={482 - 485}
}
Diverse coronaviruses have been identified in bats from several continents but not from Africa. We identified group 1 and 2 coronaviruses in bats in Kenya, including SARS-related coronaviruses. The sequence diversity suggests that bats are well-established reservoirs for and likely sources of coronaviruses for many species, including humans.