SOURCE: Data believed by me to have been extracted from USAID’s PREDICT Project by Columbia University and UC-Davis. The data has not been verified to determine its origin.
Search Rationale for R. affinis: R. affinis is the only species of bat reported by Shi Zhengli to have tested positive for virus #RaTG13.
Key Finding: This data search shows that Peter Daszak’s team in the USAID’s “PREDICT” Project found two R. affinis bats in China in 2010 that tested positive for a coronavirus they named Predict CoV-39.
Data Entries for PREDICT CoV-39: The following information is data from the data set as it was recorded. The data is reorganized for reading format. Other Summary Information will follow below the data entries.
Individual ID: EHA-156-10-HN-DL025 (and)
Specimen ID: EHA-156-10-HN-DL025-R (and)
Host Taxa: Bats
Host Common Name: Intermediate horseshoe bat
Host Scientific Name: Rhinolophus affines
Host Subfamily: Blank
Host Genus: Rhinolophus
Host Family: Rhinolophidae
Age Class: Blank
Sex: One of Each, M and F
Sample Collection Date: 12/10/2010 (December 10, 2010)
Sample Collection Month: 12
Sample Collection Year: 2010
Season of Collection: dry
Region Location: Asia
Specimen Type Group: feces_rectal
Human-Animal Interface: Pristine
Test Date: 8/5/2011 (August 5, 2011).
Test Protocol: Watanabe
Test Result: Positive
Virus Name: Predict CoV-39
Virus Operational Taxonomic Unit: OTU-14
Coronavirus Genus: Alphacoronavirus
Coronavirus Clade 1a/b
The following date is my summary of a few observations:
Total Observations of All Species: 42,417
Total Observations of R. affinis: 141
Total R. affinis Samples this GPS location: 32
Total Sample Locations R. affinis: Approximately 14
First Sample Collection Date R. affinis: September 21, 2010
Last Sample Collection Date R. affinis: June 6, 2013
First Sample Collection Test Date R. affinis: August 5, 2010.
Last Sample Collection Test Date R. affinis: March 31, 2014.
Other Notes: The numerical series of the Individual ID series suggests that this data set is not complete. It seems to be missing numbers. There are numerous other indications throughout the parent data set that suggest that this data set was “extracted” from a larger data set.
Google maps says the GPS location (18.48, 110.02) of the sample is in Lingshui Li Autonomous County, Hainan, China. Hainan is an island province of China in the South China Sea.