Close Relative of Human Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in Bat, South Africa
Please cite as follows:
Ithete, N. L. et al. 2013. Close relative of human Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in bat, South Africa. Emerg Infect Dis, 19(10):1697-1699, doi:10.3201/eid1910.130946.
The original publication is available at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/
We now report the identification of a South Africa bat derived CoV that has an even closer phylogenetic relationship with MERS-CoV.