Via sabq.com: health expert: first Saudi infected with "Corona" conveyed to him by bat. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Abeer Alrajabana - already - Riyadh revealed Director Health Unit School sixth Riyadh, Dr. Ibtisam al-Tamimi, the first case was recorded in the Kingdom for Disease Corona was a man living in Bisha at the age of 60 years, where the disease was mid-June 2012 and was transferred from Bisha to grandmother did not know the causes of the disease at the time, and then painstakingly doctor and take a sample of sputum, and after analysis discovered his Pkorona, then died two weeks after the case.
Continued and the Ministry of Health with Columbia University and a delegation from Columbia University and the Alliance "ECOHEALTH" visit to the home of the man with the disease in Bisha were examined all the contents of his home and his farm to determine the cause of the disease, were found on the bat infected in an abandoned house in a palm grove in Bisha.
Dr "Smile" during a meeting with the administrators of Student Services to "teach Riyadh": "The Saudi Ministry of Health announced the success of a team of researchers of the ministry in collaboration with Columbia University and the laboratories Ecolab health in the United States of America, in the isolation of the virus," Corona "new causes of severe acute respiratory syndrome "MERS-CoV" from one of the samples taken from the former Kingdom of the bat. "
She added: "These bats usually do not bite people, but it may be in saliva has been shed on the fruit or do other things caused the transmission of the disease to people, it is still unclear how the arrival of the virus to humans."
The agency: "victims of the virus may have entered the buildings by the droppings dry for bats and picked up the disease by breathing, as the virus does not spread directly between humans by bats, but it is likely that something else is probably another animal causes transferred to humans."
The Ministry of Health got samples from the surrounding environment to the patient, and within that some beauty, in addition to the sampling of a barn belonging to him, and found that the samples taken from the beauty of the virus.
It's not clear, if the MERS virus was also found in a camel (beauty) on the property, why the experts are so sure the case contracted the disease from a bat.