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Seroepidemiological Prevalence of Multiple Species of Filoviruses in Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum) Migrating in Africa

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Title: Seroepidemiological Prevalence of Multiple Species of Filoviruses in Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum) Migrating in Africa
Authors: Ogawa, Hirohito Browse this author
Miyamoto, Hiroko Browse this author
Nakayama, Eri Browse this author
Yoshida, Reiko Browse this author
Nakamura, Ichiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sawa, Hirofumi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Ishii, Akihiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Thomas, Yuka Browse this author
Nakagawa, Emiko Browse this author
Matsuno, Keita Browse this author
Kajihara, Masahiro Browse this author
Maruyama, Junki Browse this author
Nao, Naganori Browse this author
Muramatsu, Mieko Browse this author
Kuroda, Makoto Browse this author
Simulundu, Edgar Browse this author
Changula, Katendi Browse this author
Hang'ombe, Bernard Browse this author
Namangala, Boniface Browse this author
Nambota, Andrew Browse this author
Katampi, Jackson Browse this author
Igarashi, Manabu Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Ito, Kimihito Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Feldmann, Heinz Browse this author
Sugimoto, Chihiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Moonga, Ladslav Browse this author
Mweene, Aaron Browse this author
Takada, Ayato Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Ebola virus
Marburg virus
specific antibody
fruit bat
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Journal Title: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume: 212
Issue: Suppl. 2
Start Page: S101
End Page: S108
Publisher DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiv063
PMID: 25786916
Abstract: Fruit bats are suspected to be a natural reservoir of filoviruses, including Ebola and Marburg viruses. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay based on the viral glycoprotein antigens, we detected filovirus-specific immunoglobulin G antibodies in 71 of 748 serum samples collected from migratory fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) in Zambia during 2006-2013. Although antibodies to African filoviruses (eg, Zaire ebolavirus) were most prevalent, some serum samples showed distinct specificity for Reston ebolavirus, which that has thus far been found only in Asia. Interestingly, the transition of filovirus species causing outbreaks in Central and West Africa during 2005-2014 seemed to be synchronized with the change of the serologically dominant virus species in these bats. These data suggest the introduction of multiple species of filoviruses in the migratory bat population and point to the need for continued surveillance of filovirus infection of wild animals in sub-Saharan Africa, including hitherto nonendemic countries.
Rights: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Infectious Diseases following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version (2015) 212 (suppl. 2): S101-S108 is available online at:
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: 高田 礼人

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