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Bats have been carrying SARS-CoV-2 ancestor for decades
7/31/2020

A close ancestor of SARS-CoV-2 has probably been circulating in bats for 40 to 70 years, according to the results of a genetic analysis published in Nature Microbiology. More surveillance and sampling of wild bats are needed to prevent future pandemics, says co-author David Robertson.

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