Inoreader – EID Journal: A New Bat-HKU2–like Coronavirus in Swine, China, 2017

“Bats get out of control and produce more viruses when humans create more fruit plantations – there has been a huge increase in date fruit production in Saudia Arabia – home of the MERS outbreak.”

 

The study shows that bats carry a significantly higher proportion of viruses able to infect people than any other group of mammals; and it identifies the species and geographic regions on the planet with the highest number of yet-to-be discovered, or ‘missing’, viruses likely to infect people. This work provides a new way to predict where and how we should work to identify and pre-empt the next potential viral pandemic before it emerges.

Source: Inoreader – EID Journal: A New Bat-HKU2–like Coronavirus in Swine, China, 2017