Detection of novel SARS-like and other coronaviruses in bats from Kenya.Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Mar; 15(3):482-5.EI
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.