Friday, May 23, 2003
[Scientists Find First Clue in Search for SARS Source (washingtonpost.com)]:
Tests found a virus that appeared virtually identical to the SARS virus in saliva and feces of six of the animals, known as Masked Palm Civets. Virus was actually isolated from two of the animals while the two others were positive with a genetic test. Another animal, known as a Raccoon Dog, also had genetic evidence of the virus in its feces, while an eighth animal, a Chinese Ferret Badger, had antibodies to the virus in its blood.
If you want to see what a Civet actually looks like, [look here]. SARS is lemur poop!
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