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A coronavirus detected in the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus



A coronavirus detected in the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus



Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases 12(6): 466-468



This article reports on the identification of a group 2 coronavirus (BatCoV DR/2007) in a Desmodus rotundus vampire bat in Brazil. Phylogenetic analysis of ORF1b revealed that BatCoV DR/2007 originates from a unique lineage in the archetypical group 2 coronaviruses, as described for bat species elsewhere with putative importance in Public Health.

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