This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences publishes a study implicating bats as the source of a pig virus that killed more than 24,000 pigs in China last year, highlighting the importance of monitoring infections in bats to prevent and control livestock outbreaks. The researchers identified a new coronavirus — called SADS-CoV — as responsible for the Swine Acute Diarrhoea Syndrome that affected the pigs at four farms in Guangdong Province.

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