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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Research

Bat Coronaviruses and Experimental Infection of Bats, the Philippines

Shumpei Watanabe, Joseph S. Masangkay, Noriyo Nagata, Shigeru Morikawa, Tetsuya Mizutani, Shuetsu Fukushi, Phillip Alviola, Tsutomu Omatsu, Naoya Ueda, Koichiro Iha, Satoshi Taniguchi, Hikaru Fujii, Shumpei Tsuda, Maiko Endoh, Kentaro Kato, Yukinobu Tohya, Shigeru Kyuwa, Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, and Hiroomi AkashiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (S. Watanabe, N. Ueda, K. Iha, S. Taniguchi, H. Fujii, S. Tsuda, M. Endoh, K. Kato, S. Kyuwa, Y. Yoshikawa, H. Akashi); University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines (J.S. Masangkay, P. Alviola); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (N. Nagata, S. Morikawa, T. Mizutani, S. Fukushi, T. Omatsu); Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan (Y. Tohya)

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Table 1

Prevalence of coronavirus in bats, the Philippines

Sampling site Common name (species) No. intestine samples tested No. positive
(group 1) No. positive
(group 2)
Los Baños
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) 4 0 2
Cave nectar bat (Eonycteris spelaea) 3 0 2
Greater musky fruit bat (Ptenochirus jagori)
14
0
11
Diliman (site A)
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat (C. brachyotis) 1 0 1
Cave nectar bat (E. spelaea) 1 0 1
Greater musky fruit bat (P. jagori)
1
0
0
Diliman (site B)
Cave nectar bat (E. spelaea) 1 0 1
Java pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus javanicas) 3 0 0
Lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotphilus kuhlii)
4
4
0
Diliman (site C)
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat (C. brachyotis) 18 0 6
Greater musky fruit bat (P. jagori) 1 0 0
Geoffroy rousette bat (Rousettus amplexicaudatus)
1
0
1
Total 52 4 25

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