Where did the SARS virus originate?

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Where did the SARS virus originate?
« on: 31/10/2013 02:35:44 »
Maybe this old news, but I hadn't heard it anywhere. According to an article in Nature, SARS came from Chinese bats.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131030142420.htm
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Re: Where did the SARS virus originate?
« Reply #1 on: 17/11/2013 14:48:51 »
Yes, this was spotted a few years back following an expedition to rural China in the wake of SARS:

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/310/5748/676
http://www.pnas.org/content/102/39/14040

The more recent discoveries dwell on what else bats might pass to us.
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