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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009

Research

Distant Relatives of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and Close Relatives of Human Coronavirus 229E in Bats, Ghana

Susanne Pfefferle, Samuel Oppong, Jan Felix Drexler, Florian Gloza-Rausch, Anne Ipsen, Antje Seebens, Marcel A. Müller, Augustina Annan, Peter Vallo, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Thomas F. Kruppa, and Christian DrostenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (S. Pfefferle, J.F. Drexler, T.F. Kruppa); University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany (S. Pfefferle, J.F. Drexler, M.A. Müller, C. Drosten); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (S. Oppong, Y. Adu-Sarkodie); Noctalis, Centre for Bat Protection and Information, Bad Segeberg, Germany (F. Floza-Rausch, A. Ipsen, A. Seebens); Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kumasi (A. Annan, T.F. Kruppa); Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic (P. Vallo)

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Location of Kwamang caves near the village of Kwamang, (6°58′N, 1°16′W), 50 km northeast of Kumasi, Ashanti region, Ghana. Booyem caves A (7°43′24.9′′N, 1°59′16.5′W) and B (7°43′25.7′′N, 1°59′33.5′′W) are located near remote small settlements in the vicinity of Booyem, Brong-Ahafo region. Lake Bosumtwi is located 30 km southeast of Kumasi (6°32′22.3′′N, 1°24′41.5′′W). The botanical gardens of Kwame Nkrumah National University of Science and Technology are located on campus in the city of Kumasi

Figure 1. Location of Kwamang caves near the village of Kwamang, (6°58′N, 1°16′W), 50 km northeast of Kumasi, Ashanti region, Ghana. Booyem caves A (7°43′24.9′′N, 1°59′16.5′W) and B (7°43′25.7′′N, 1°59′33.5′′W) are located near remote small settlements in the vicinity of Booyem, Brong-Ahafo region. Lake Bosumtwi is located 30 km southeast of Kumasi (6°32′22.3′′N, 1°24′41.5′′W). The botanical gardens of Kwame Nkrumah National University of Science and Technology are located on campus in the city of Kumasi (6°41′6.4′′N, 1°33′42.8′′W). Kumasi Zoo is located in the center of the city (6°42′2.0′′N, 1°37′29.9′′W).

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