The Broad Range of Coronaviruses Co-Existing in Chiropteran: Implications for One Health

D. Katterine Bonilla-Aldana, Catalina Toro-Ortiz, Paula Jimenez-Salazar, Valeria Guevara-Manso, S. Daniela Jimenez-Diaz, Jorge L. Bonilla-Aldana, Erwin J. Gutierrez-Grajales, Samuel Pecho-Silva, Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi, Jose Antonio Suárez, Monica R. Pachar, Dayron F. Martinez-Pulgarin, Lysien I. Zambrano, Diego Soler-Tovar, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Salim Mattar

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Bats are a group of mammals that harbor the most significant number of coronaviruses. The aim of present review article was to analyze the broad spectrum of the coronavirus coexisting in Chiropterans hosts. Bats have certain types of cell receptors that allow them to be the potential hosts of a large number of viruses without the presence of any clinical manifestations, and to be a source of contagion infections for other animals and human species. Emphasis can be placed on five coronaviruses, such as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Disease, Severe Acute Diarrhea Syndrome, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome 2, which have had significant impacts causing epidemic outbreaks in different parts of the world, and generating implications for both human and animal health. In conclusion, recent research indicated the importance of bats as potential hosts of multiple coroaviruses leading to some zoonotic diseases.

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)170-180
PublicaciónWorld's Veterinary Journal
EstadoIndizado - 25 jun. 2021
Publicado de forma externa

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