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Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Egyptian Tomb Bat

Caption: This is an Egyptian Tomb Bat (Taphozous perforatus) being examined by researchers. One of this type of bat was found to have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in a study in Saudi Arabia.

Credit: Jonathan H. Epstein/EcoHealth Alliance

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Related news release: MERS virus discovered in bat near site of outbreak in Saudi Arabia


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