We have shown connections between SARS-CoV and bat-hosted CoV in previous peer-reviewed research.
The long term questions surround the potential of other animal-hosted viruses that connect bat-hosted and human-hosted viruses?
Now that 2019-nCoV emergent from Wuhan seems to be transmitted human-to-human, the short term question is how to contain Wuhan-CoV?
- Ohio State University - Evolutionary History of SARS Supports Bats As Virus Source
- Cladistics - Evolution of genomes, host shifts and the geographic spread of SARS‐CoV and related coronaviruses [Supplementary Data]