Bats and Civet Cats

Was looking for a bit of background on where coronavirus comes from and found this from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. I thought I’d share it with you:

Coronaviruses are viruses that circulate among animals with some of them also known to infect humans.


Bats are considered as natural hosts of these viruses yet several other species of animals are also known to be a source. For instance, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is transmitted to humans from camels, and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-1 (SARS-CoV-1) is transmitted to humans from civet cats.



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