NYTimes: Mystery Virus That’s Killed 47 Is Tied to Bats in Saudi Arabia
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
Published: August 21, 2013
Health officials confirmed Wednesday that bats in Saudi Arabia were the source of the mysterious virus that has sickened 96 people in the Middle East, killing 47 of them. A match to the virus was found in a fecal sample of this type of bat, the Taphozous perforatus.
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