Navigation Links
Bats confirmed as SARS origin
Date:10/31/2013

A team of international scientists has isolated a very close relative of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) from horseshoe bats in China, confirming them as the origin of the virus responsible for the 2002-3 pandemic.

The SARS-CoV pandemic killed 774 people of the 8094 people infected, a case fatality ratio of almost 10 per cent. With cases diagnosed across the world, the pandemic had an impact on international travel and trade.

The research team, led by Professor Shi Zhengli from Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and including CSIRO and Duke-NUS scientist Professor Linfa Wang, have just had their breakthrough results published in Nature.

While researchers globally have previously used genetic sequencing to demonstrate that bats are the natural reservoirs of SARS-like CoVs, this is the first time that live virus has been successfully isolated from bats to definitively confirm them as the origin of the virus.

The team successfully isolated a SARS-like CoV, named SL-CoV WIV1, directly from faecal samples of Chinese Horseshoe bats using the world renowned bat virus isolation methodology developed by scientists at CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong.

The results will help governments design more effective prevention strategies for SARS and similar epidemics.

Horseshoe bats are found around the world, including Australia and play an important ecological role. Their role in SARS-CoV transmission highlights the importance of protecting the bat's natural environment so they are not forced into highly populated urban areas in search of food.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sally Corinaldi
sally.corinaldi@csiro.au
61-352-275-203
CSIRO Australia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Confirmed: How plant communities endure stress
2. Did brain tumor stem cells originate from malignant neural stem cells?
3. Aboriginal hunting practice increases animal populations
4. New software traces origins of genetic disorders 20 times more accurately
5. Veterinary scientists track the origin of a deadly emerging pig virus in the United States
6. Multiple sclerosis appears to originate in different part of brain than long believed
7. MRSA strain in humans originally came from cattle
8. Genomes of cholera bacteria from Haiti confirm epidemic originated from single source
9. NIH awards UCI $10 million to study early-life origins of adolescent mental disorders
10. Scientists discover the origin of a giant synapse
11. Evidence of host adaptation of avian-origin influenza A virus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015 Infinisource has launched its new NXG ... model. The G2 sets a higher standard for collecting attendance ... management solution. With plug-and-play installation, touch screen interface and seamless ... a robust time collection solution for the small to mid-size ...
(Date:12/22/2014)...  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD and NXTDW) ("NXT-ID" ... growing mobile commerce market, announces it has retained famous pickpocket, ... 2015 International CES debut of the Wocket™ biometric smart wallet.  ... the NXT-ID booth January 6th and 7 th , 2015, ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday Season may be the ... Intelligence reports that the long anticipated floodgates for consumer ... demand for smart phones, tablets, and wearable mobile devices ... 2.5 billion users with nearly 4.8 billion biometric devices ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Infinisource's NXG series sets new time clock standard 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2
... NJIT Associate Professor Sergiu M. Gorun is ... active, yet inert, materials. The work is ... the replacement of carbon-hydrogen bonds with a ... Graduate students involved with this research recently received ...
... Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the Virginia Tech-Wake ... been invited to speak at a Royal Society of ... security implications of advances in neuroscience. ... on neuroscience and society called Brain Waves. This third ...
... The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused social disruption ... to the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez spill and ... new study finds. "Just ask the residents of ... said study co-author Liesel Ritchie, assistant director for research ...
Cached Biology News:NJIT professor develops a biologically inspired catalyst, an active yet inert material 2Gulf oil spill similar to Exxon Valdez in initial social and mental impacts, study finds 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... The laboratory information management systems market ... number of technological advancements due to factors such as ... to integrate healthcare systems, and increasing government support for ... integration. Key players in the market focus on technological ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... zFlo Motion , a US leader in biomechanics ... from a new partner. STT-Systems has developed an ... years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, 3D scanning, and ... measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around the world. With ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Diagenode, ... such as the Bioruptor® and complete solutions for ... for chromatin immunoprecipitation, alleviating the need for manual ... controls needed for ChIP of histones or transcription ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015   GenoSpace , a precision medicine software ... enable the broad use of genomic, imaging and other biomedical ... of Michelle Munson , CEO of Aspera, an IBM ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170713 "We are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 43D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2
... - In a visit to one of Dane County's largest ... lawmakers to provide $30 million in funding to help healthcare providers ... commitment be enough? , ,Doyle, speaking at the east clinic of ... advance of his State of the State address. In that speech, ...
... viewed as an enabler of increased research output at the ... he is making a pitch to investors to help finance ... Milwaukee campus. , ,Santiago wants separate campuses for the UWM ... teaching, and he wants them in the proximity of the ...
... Madison, Wis. - Sonic Foundry's introduction ... product is an attempt to meet a market need ... company still isn't sure how it will impact future ... enhanced Mediasite as the first searchable Website focused on ...
Cached Biology Technology:Doyle seeks $30M for e-medical record adoption 2Doyle seeks $30M for e-medical record adoption 3New Sonic Foundry search engine finds words, phrases in video presentations 2New Sonic Foundry search engine finds words, phrases in video presentations 3
... the computing power of your ValveBank system! ... sequences with a Macintosh computer using graphic ... to disk, print out program listings, then ... in one simple step., EasyCode is used ...
The Holten Safe 2010 Class II Biological Safety Cabinets provide the most ergonomical working condition of comfort while incorporating the latest technology for safety, efficiency and performance....
... The Jouan MSC series of Class ... working conditions and certification to the ... regulation ensures that the cabinets cannot ... conditions. Natural lighting, low noise and ...
... is a dedicated fluorometer with ... kinds of assays in industrial ... clinical applications. Cell biology, immunology ... important application areas. Robot-friendly hardware ...
Biology Products: