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Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005

SARS-CoV Infection in a Restaurant from Palm Civet

Ming Wang*1, Meiying Yan†‡1, Huifang Xu*1, Weili Liang†‡1, Biao Kan†‡1, Bojian Zheng§1, Honglin Chen§1, Han Zheng†‡, Yanmei Xu†‡, Enmin Zhang†‡, Hongxia Wang†‡, Jingrong Ye†‡, Guichang Li†, Machao Li†, Zhigang Cui†‡, Yu-Fei Liu*, Rong-Tong Guo*, Xiao-Ning Liu*, Liu-Hua Zhan*, Duan-Hua Zhou*, Ailan Zhao†‡, Rong Hai†‡, Dongzhen Yu†‡, Yi Guan§, and Jianguo Xu†‡Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Guangzhou Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangdong, People's Republic of China; †National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People's Republic of China; ‡State Key Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control, Bejing, People's Republic of China; §University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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Table 1

Detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome–associated coronavirus genes in palm civets*

Palm civet Nucleocapsid and polyprotein genes
Sequences detected (GenBank accession nos.)
Throat swab specimen Rectal swab specimen
007 + + Complete genome (AY572034)
010 + + Complete genome (AY572035)
014 + + Spike gene (AY572036)
018 + + ND
019 + + Spike gene (AY572037)
020 + + Complete genome (AY572038)

*Nucleocapsid and polyprotein genes were detected by nested reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction. Spike gene sequences were determined from rectal swab isolates.+, positive; ND, not detected.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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