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Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008

Research

Detection and Prevalence Patterns of Group I Coronaviruses in Bats, Northern Germany

Florian Gloza-Rausch*†, Anne Ipsen*, Antje Seebens*, Matthias Göttsche†, Marcus Panning‡, Jan Felix Drexler‡, Nadine Petersen‡, Augustina Annan‡, Klaus Grywna‡, Marcel Müller§, Susanne Pfefferle‡, and Christian Drosten‡§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centre for Bat Protection and Information, Bad Segeberg, Germany; †University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany; ‡Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany; §University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany;

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Table 1

Overview of bats tested for coronaviruses (CoV), Germany*

Species No. bats (positives) Females Juveniles/subadults/adults Gravid Lactating Location†
Myotis bechsteinii 9 (1) 9 4/0/5 0 2 6
M. brandtii 2 (0) 1 0/0/2 1 0 1
M. dasycneme 67 (17) 39 33/1/33 0 22 2,† 3,† 5,† 8
M. daubentonii 155 (8) 79 17/38/100 5 15 1, 2, 4, 5, 7,† 8†
Nyctalus noctula 3 (0) 1 1/0/2 0 1 5
Pipistrellus nathusii 22 (2) 13 15/0/7 0 4 1, 3, 5†
P. pygmaeus 57 (3) 36 15/0/21 6 10 1, 2, 4, 5†

*Name/ type of habitat /geographic coordinates: location 1, Westensee/ f /9°58′17′′E/54°16′44′′N; 2, Achterwehr/ f /9°57′44′′E/54°18′55′′N; 3, Methorst/ m /9°49′57′′E/54°16′50′′N; 4, Molfsee/ f /10°5′22′′E/54°17′22′′N; 5, Schwentinebrücke/ f /10°17′14′′E/54°16′18′′N; 6, Bornhöved/ m /10°14′14′′E/54°06′04′′; 7, Jägerslust/ s /9°55′26′′E/54°19′40′′N; 8, Projensdorfer Gehölz/ s /10°7′7′′E/54°21′59′′N.
†Locations in which CoV-positive bats of this species were found.

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