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 Drosten
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)
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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