SARS probably originated in bats

"Bats are highly likely to be the original source of the deadly SARS virus, say scientists.

An international team of scientists report evidence of a SARS-like virus in wild Chinese horseshoe bats in today's issue of the journal Science.

The findings into the origins of the virus that causes SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, support those in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (...)"

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