Human Betacoronavirus 2c EMC/2012–related Viruses in Bats, Ghana and Europe

  title={Human Betacoronavirus 2c EMC/2012–related Viruses in Bats, Ghana and Europe},
  author={Augustina Angelina Annan and Heather J. Baldwin and Victor Max Corman and Stefan M. Klose and Michael Owusu and Evans Ewald Nkrumah and Ebenezer K. Badu and Priscilla Anti and Olivia Agbenyega and Benjamin Meyer and Samuel Kingsley Oppong and Yaw Adu Sarkodie and Elisabeth Klara Viktoria Kalko and Peter H. C. Lina and Elena V. Godlevska and Chantal B.E.M. Reusken and Antje Seebens and Florian Gloza-Rausch and Peter Vallo and Marco Tschapka and Christian Drosten and Jan Felix Drexler},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={456 - 459}
We screened fecal specimens of 4,758 bats from Ghana and 272 bats from 4 European countries for betacoronaviruses. Viruses related to the novel human betacoronavirus EMC/2012 were detected in 46 (24.9%) of 185 Nycteris bats and 40 (14.7%) of 272 Pipistrellus bats. Their genetic relatedness indicated EMC/2012 originated from bats. 

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