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Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004
Dispatch

Antibodies to SARS-Coronavirus in Civets

Changchun Tu*1, Gary Crameri†1, Xiangang Kong‡, Jinding Chen§, Yanwei Sun¶, Meng Yu†, Hua Xiang*, Xianzhu Xia*, Shengwang Liu‡, Yunwen Hu§, Yedong Yu¶, Bryan T. Eaton†, Hua Xuan*Comments to Author , and Lin-Fa Wang†
Author affiliations: *Changchun University of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Changchun, China; †CSIRO Livestock Industries, Geelong, Australia; ‡Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Harbin, China; §South China Agriculture University, Guangzhou; China; ¶Guangdong Provincial Veterinary Station of Epidemic Prevention and Supervision, Guangzhou, China

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Figure

Geographic distribution of the farms and market examined in this study. The diagram on the left identifies the six provinces relevant to this study. The diagram on the right is an enlarged map of Guangdong Province showing the locations of the four farms and the capital city Guangzhou, where the live animal market was located. Also shown is Shenzhen, where civets from live animal markets were tested by Guan et al. in May 2003 (5).

Figure. Geographic distribution of the farms and market examined in this study. The diagram on the left identifies the six provinces relevant to this study. The diagram on the right is an enlarged map of Guangdong Province showing the locations of the four farms and the capital city Guangzhou, where the live animal market was located. Also shown is Shenzhen, where civets from live animal markets were tested by Guan et al. in May 2003 (5).

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1These authors contributed equally to this study.

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