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975. 

Researchers of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found the presence of a different kind of coronavirus, in two bat species from Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu. What is the name of virus?

[A]. BtCoV
[B]. CtCoV
[C]. BtCoN
[D]. CtCoN

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Researchers of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found the presence of a different kind of coronavirus, bat coronavirus (BtCoV), in two bat species from Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu. It claimed that there is no evidence or research to claim that these bat coronaviruses can cause disease in humans. BtCoV was found positive in 25 bats of Rousettus and Pteropus species from Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu.

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