MERS detected in bat is a perfect match with strain infecting humans

The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has been identified in a fecal sample collected from an Egyptian tomb bat, and the sample is a 100% genetic match to the virus isolated from the first human case of the deadly disease, identifying bats as one apparent link in the emergence of MERS. Researchers believe an intermediary animal was likely responsible for passing the virus from bats to humans, and they are looking at samples from other animals including camels, sheep, goats and cattle.

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