Why Do New Viruses Often Come from Bats?
Coronaviruses, zoonotic infections, and the superpowers of bats
By Amy Rogers, MD, PhD
SARS-CoV-2 is a coronavirus that infected a human for the first time in the autumn of 2019. We believe this virus originated in some kind of bat because its genetic sequence is most similar to a coronavirus found in bats. SARS-CoV-2 itself…