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Offline Mrs Trellis

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Virus similar to Covid found in British bats .......
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:49:25 am »
......says an article in the Sunday Times 25/04/2021 p11.  The virus is sarbecovirus strain RhGB01 and it is said cannot infect humans in its current state.
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Re: Virus similar to Covid found in British bats .......
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 01:52:06 pm »
I wonder who will get the Caving PPE contract?

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Re: Virus similar to Covid found in British bats .......
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 03:16:15 pm »
US have picked up on the story (apparently lesser horseshoes in Gloucestershire):
https://www.nypost.com/2021/04/25/virus-similar-to-covid-19-found-in-uk-bats-by-22-year-old/

What bat conservation said about it (before the announcement):
https://www.bats.org.uk/about-bats/bats-and-disease/covid-19-and-bats

Coronaviruses have been well known in bats for years (published Mar 2019):
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6466186/#!po=8.72093

& 2015:
https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12985-015-0422-1
« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 03:29:29 pm by mikem »

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Re: Virus similar to Covid found in British bats .......
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 09:42:14 pm »
All we need to do is sort a wet market out and ..............................

Offline Mrs Trellis

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Re: Virus similar to Covid found in British bats .......
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 10:43:35 am »
All we need to do is sort a wet market out and ..............................

.......find some local pangolins.
Mrs Trellis
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North Wales

 

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