Bats can carry the SARS virus
Bats can carry the SARS virus
Researchers have found strains of SARS coronaviruses in a single population of horseshoe bats that are very similar to the deadly variant that killed over 800 people worldwide in 2003. This particular horseshoe bat population lives in caves in the remote province of Yunnan in China, and only one kilometre away from the nearest village. As genetics of SARS viruses change fast, there is a risk that SARS viruses might infect humans again, and produce a new outbreak of disease, the authors warn.

Read full story: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-07766-9

Scientific publication: http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1006698