The inspiration for the study came from tests conducted on a 4-year-old llama named "Winter" that is currently living on a farm in the Belgian countryside.
"People were routinely exposed to bats through guano harvesting, religious practices, and ecotourism," the authors wrote in the study.
Scientists around the world are working to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus which has killed over 2,800 people.
The virus which has killed over a 1,000 people is thought to have jumped from animals to humans.
The virus has killed almost 200 people since it emerged from the city of Wuhan late last year.
The deadly virus is thought to have emerged in the central Chinese city in Hubei province.
The first U.S. case of the virus has been identified in Washington state.
At least 59 people have come down with the virus, with the first person believed to have fallen ill on December 12.
The virus is similar to those which caused the SARS and MERS outbreaks.
The 71-year-old from Oman lead to at least 32 people going into quarantine.
Outbreak in South Korea is described as "large and complex."
Eight new cases of the deadly virus were announced in South Korea.
The World Health Organization predicts more cases in the country, where MERS has already claimed two lives.
Ebola has a high mortality rate, but in the right conditions its rate of infection can be kept low.
The rate of infection has slowed since mid-May, which public health officials say may be a result of improved infection control procedures introduced in Saudi hospitals
The patient contracted the virus overseas and brought it to America, the CDC said
Saudi officials on Saturday said the rate of infections was on the rise, with the total number of cases hitting 396