Zoonotic emergence of coronavirus: a potential public risk for Latin America

There are no studies on coronaviruses (CoV) of bats, nor in humans in Colombia and Latin America. This lack of information in a country that holds the greatest diversity of Chiroptera in the region, reveals an ecoepidemiological gap that we have to overcome with the implementation of more studies aimed at better understanding the role of CoV in human health and animal in the region and in the world.