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Molecular epidemiology of paramyxoviruses in Zambian wild rodents and shrews

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Title: Molecular epidemiology of paramyxoviruses in Zambian wild rodents and shrews
Authors: Sasaki, Michihito Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Muleya, Walter Browse this author
Ishii, Akihiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Orba, Yasuko Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Hang'ombe, Bernard M. Browse this author
Mweene, Aaron S. Browse this author
Moonga, Ladslav Browse this author
Thomas, Yuka Browse this author
Kimura, Takashi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sawa, Hirofumi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: Feb-2014
Publisher: Society for General Microbiology
Journal Title: Journal of General Virology
Volume: 95
Issue: 2
Start Page: 325
End Page: 330
Publisher DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.058404-0
PMID: 24189618
Abstract: Rodents and shrews are known to harbour various viruses. Paramyxoviruses have been isolated from Asian and Australian rodents, but little is known about them in African rodents. Recently, previously unknown paramyxovirus sequences were found in South African rodents. To date, there have been no reports related to the presence and prevalence of paramyxoviruses in shrews. We found a high prevalence of paramyxoviruses in wild rodents and shrews from Zambia. Seminested reverse transcription-PCR assays were used to detect paramyxovirus RNA in 21% (96/ 462) of specimens analysed. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that these viruses were novel paramyxoviruses and could be classified as morbillivirus- and henipavirus-related viruses, and previously identified rodent paramyxovirus-related viruses. Our findings suggest the circulation of previously unknown paramyxoviruses in African rodents and shrews, and provide new information regarding the geographical distribution and genetic diversity of paramyxoviruses.
Type: article (author version)
Appears in Collections:人獣共通感染症リサーチセンター (Research Center for Zoonosis Control) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

Submitter: 佐々木 道仁

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