Contact: Timothy S. Paul
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
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.
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