A variant form of influenza A virus has been identified in 3 little yellow-shouldered bats (Sturnira lilium) in Guatemala, a finding that expands the list of mammalian hosts for the virus (Tong S et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. doi:10.1073/pnas.1116200109 [published online February 27, 2012]).
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