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Part of MERS-CoV nucleotide sequence found in a bat

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What is wrong with this paragraph from today’s New York Times that describes the origin of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus:

Health officials confirmed Wednesday that bats in Saudi Arabia were the source of the mysterious virus that has sickened 96 people in the Middle East, killing 47 of them.

What is wrong is that a 190 nucleotide fragment of the viral genome, not the entire virus, was detected. The data, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, do not prove that MERS-CoV originated in bats.
 
 

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