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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

Detection of Group 1 Coronaviruses in Bats in North America

Samuel R. Dominguez*1, Thomas J. O’Shea†1, Lauren M. Oko*, and Kathryn V. Holmes*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado, USA; †US Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA;

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Reverse transcription–PCR analysis of coronaviruses in Rocky Mountain bats*

Location Bat species No. bats tested Anal (positive/total) Oral (positive/total) Fecal (positive/total) Positive samples
Site 1 Tadarida brasiliensis 1 ND 0/1 ND
Myotis occultus 8 0/3 0/6 1/2 Bat 27
Site 2 Eptesicus fuscus 21 0/21 ND 1/3 Bat 65
Site 3 M. ciliolabrum 1 ND ND 0/1
M. evotis 1 ND ND 0/1
Site 4 E. fuscus 4 0/1 0/2 0/3
M. evotis 3 0/2 0/1 0/1
Lasionycteris noctivagans 2 ND 0/2 0/2
M. volans 7 0/2 0/4 0/6
T. brasiliensis 1 ND 0/1 0/1
M. occultus 8 ND 0/5 4/8 Bats 3, 6, 11, 48
Total 57 0/29 0/22 6/28

*ND, not determined (no samples available for analysis).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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