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Bats and birds as viral reservoirs: A physiological and ecological perspective

Authors
  • Nabi, Ghulam
  • Wang, Yang
  • Lü, Liang
  • Jiang, Chuan
  • Ahmad, Shahid
  • Wu, Yuefeng
  • Li, Dongming
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Science of the Total Environment
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication Date
Sep 22, 2020
Volume
754
Pages
142372–142372
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142372
PMCID: PMC7505891
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

• Bats and birds are the natural hosts of many zoonotic pathogens. • Similar ecological and physiological traits predispose them to be viral reservoirs. • Some birds and bats close to urbans increases the chance of zoonotic outbreaks.

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