Egyptian Tomb Bat (image) Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions Credit: Jonathan H. Epstein/EcoHealth Alliance Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.