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Identification of a novel coronavirus in bats.
J Virol. 2005 Feb; 79(4):2001-9.JV

Abstract

Exotic wildlife can act as reservoirs of diseases that are endemic in the area or can be the source of new emerging diseases through interspecies transmission. The recent emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) highlights the importance of virus surveillance in wild animals. Here, we report the identification of a novel bat coronavirus through surveillance of coronaviruses in wildlife. Analyses of the RNA sequence from the ORF1b and S-gene regions indicated that the virus is a group 1 coronavirus. The virus was detected in fecal and respiratory samples from three bat species (Miniopterus spp.). In particular, 63% (12 of 19) of fecal samples from Miniopterus pusillus were positive for the virus. These findings suggest that this virus might be commonly circulating in M. pusillus in Hong Kong.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China. llmpoon@hkucc.hku.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15681402

Citation

Poon, L L M., et al. "Identification of a Novel Coronavirus in Bats." Journal of Virology, vol. 79, no. 4, 2005, pp. 2001-9.
Poon LL, Chu DK, Chan KH, et al. Identification of a novel coronavirus in bats. J Virol. 2005;79(4):2001-9.
Poon, L. L., Chu, D. K., Chan, K. H., Wong, O. K., Ellis, T. M., Leung, Y. H., Lau, S. K., Woo, P. C., Suen, K. Y., Yuen, K. Y., Guan, Y., & Peiris, J. S. (2005). Identification of a novel coronavirus in bats. Journal of Virology, 79(4), 2001-9.
Poon LL, et al. Identification of a Novel Coronavirus in Bats. J Virol. 2005;79(4):2001-9. PubMed PMID: 15681402.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Identification of a novel coronavirus in bats. AU - Poon,L L M, AU - Chu,D K W, AU - Chan,K H, AU - Wong,O K, AU - Ellis,T M, AU - Leung,Y H C, AU - Lau,S K P, AU - Woo,P C Y, AU - Suen,K Y, AU - Yuen,K Y, AU - Guan,Y, AU - Peiris,J S M, PY - 2005/2/1/pubmed PY - 2005/8/10/medline PY - 2005/2/1/entrez SP - 2001 EP - 9 JF - Journal of virology JO - J Virol VL - 79 IS - 4 N2 - Exotic wildlife can act as reservoirs of diseases that are endemic in the area or can be the source of new emerging diseases through interspecies transmission. The recent emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) highlights the importance of virus surveillance in wild animals. Here, we report the identification of a novel bat coronavirus through surveillance of coronaviruses in wildlife. Analyses of the RNA sequence from the ORF1b and S-gene regions indicated that the virus is a group 1 coronavirus. The virus was detected in fecal and respiratory samples from three bat species (Miniopterus spp.). In particular, 63% (12 of 19) of fecal samples from Miniopterus pusillus were positive for the virus. These findings suggest that this virus might be commonly circulating in M. pusillus in Hong Kong. SN - 0022-538X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15681402/Identification_of_a_novel_coronavirus_in_bats_ L2 - http://jvi.asm.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=15681402 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -