Melogale moschata

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Melogale moschata

the ferret badger, a partly arboreal member of the Mustelidae family. See also meles.
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When the SARS virus was found in a civet, a racoon dog and a Chinese ferret badger, it wasn't long before the Agrifood and Veterinary Authority of Singapore started trapping and killing cats, even though tests on 140 samples proved negative.
It has also been found in the raccoon dog and Chinese ferret badger.
The study found several coronaviruses closely related genetically to the SARS coronavirus in the raccoon dog and the masked palm civet, and also discovered antibodies against the SARS coronavirus in the Chinese ferret badger, the WHO official said.
For example, the Chinese ferret badger (Melogale moschata) has been associated with human rabies for several years, although diagnoses have not been confirmed (1-4).
Because the People's Republic of China has no governmental surveillance network, few data exist on wildlife rabies in China, and therefore the natural behavior and habitats of Chinese ferret badgers are not clear (7).
In southeastern China, Chinese ferret badgers (CNFB; Melogale moschata moschata) have been associated with human rabies for many years and are considered to be a primary host in this region (7-9).
They ordered the mass slaughter of civets and related species, including racoon dogs, Chinese ferret badgers,hog badgers and Eurasian badgers.
In addition, neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV were detected in 2 Chinese ferret badgers (Melogale moschata).