Emerging infectious disease (EID) events are dominated by zoonoses: infections that are naturally transmissible from animals to humans or vice versa. A worldwide survey of ~5,000 bat specimens identified 66 novel paramyxovirus species—more than double the existing total within this family of viruses. Also, novel paramyxoviruses are continuously being discovered in other species, such as rodents, shrews, wild and captivated reptiles, and farmed fish, as well as in domestic cats and horses. Par...Expand abstract
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Emerging paramyxoviruses: Receptor tropism and zoonotic potential.
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