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D. Katterine Bonilla-Aldana1,2, S. Daniela Jimenez-Diaz1, Shailesh Kumar Patel3, Kuldeep Dhama3, Ali A. Rabaan4, Ranjit Sah5, Manuel Sierra6, Lysien I. Zambrano7, Kovy Arteaga-Livias8,9 and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales2,9,10
1Incubator in Zoonosis (SIZOO), Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation Research Group (BIOECOS), Fundacion Universitaria Autonoma de las Americas, Sede Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.
2Public Health and Infection Research Group and Incubator, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.
3Division of Pathology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243 122, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
4Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
5Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal.
6Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
7Departments of Physiological and Morphological Sciences, School of Medical, Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH), Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
8Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Hermilio Valdizan, Huanuco, Peru.
9Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Universidad Cientifica del Sur, Lima, Peru.
10Grupo de Investigacion Biomedicina, Faculty of Medicine, Fundacion Universitaria Autonoma de las Americas, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2020;14(suppl 1):709-712 | Article Number: 6232
Received: 15/04/2020 | Accepted: 23/04/2020 | Published: 01/05/2020
Abstract

Bats are the only flying mammals that carry multiple pathogens, such as the SARS-CoV-2. As a consequent of fear of the zoonotic origin of SARS-CoV-2, there is an adverse reaction in multiple countries against these animals. Bats contribute with arthropod control and pollination, among other positive roles of these animals.

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Bats, Coronaviruses, zoonotic diseases, wildlife, Pandemic, SARS-CoV-2

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