The answer is yes...and no.
Bats carry tons of viruses, but they don't usually get sick from them.
Bats, thought to be the source of the novel coronavirus, are one of the market’s hottest commodities.
Based on swabs and blood from patients at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, they found the genetic sequence closely matched a virus known to live in bats.
Almost one third of a bat species population in Australia perished during a heat wave in November 2018.