Bats have been recognized as the natural reservoirs of a large variety of viruses. Special attention has been paid to
bat coronaviruses as the two emerging coronaviruses which have caused unexpected human disease outbreaks in
the 21st century, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory
Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), are suggested to be originated from bats.
Clement Chua, Australia, Melbourne