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Seroprevalence of filovirus infection of Rousettus aegyptiacus bats in Zambia

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Title: Seroprevalence of filovirus infection of Rousettus aegyptiacus bats in Zambia
Authors: Changula, Katendi1 Browse this author
Kajihara, Masahiro2 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Mori, Akina3 Browse this author
Eto, Yoshiki4 Browse this author
Miyamoto, Hiroko5 Browse this author
Yoshida, Reiko6 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Shigeno, Asako7 Browse this author
Hang'ombe, Bernard8 Browse this author
Qiu, Yongjin9 Browse this author
Mwizabi, Daniel10 Browse this author
Squarre, David11 Browse this author
Ndebe, Joseph12 Browse this author
Ogawa, Hirohito13 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Harima, Hayato14 Browse this author
Simulundu, Edgar15 Browse this author
Moonga, Ladslav16 Browse this author
Kapila, Penjaninge17 Browse this author
Furuyama, Wakako18 Browse this author
Kondoh, Tatsunari19 Browse this author
Sato, Masahiro20 Browse this author
Takadate, Yoshihiro21 Browse this author
Kaneko, Chiho22 Browse this author
Nakao, Ryo23 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Mukonka, Victor24 Browse this author
Mweene, Aaron25 Browse this author
Takada, Ayato26 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Authors(alt): Kajihara, Akina3
Keywords: Filovirus
Fruit bats
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Journal Title: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume: 218
Issue: suppl 5
Start Page: S312
End Page: S317
Publisher DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiy266
PMID: 29889270
Abstract: Bats are suspected to play important roles in the ecology of filoviruses, including ebolaviruses and marburgviruses. A cave-dwelling fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus, has been shown to be a reservoir of marburgviruses. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with the viral glycoprotein antigen, we detected immunoglobulin G antibodies specific to multiple filoviruses in 158 of 290 serum samples of R aegyptiacus bats captured in Zambia during the years 2014-2017. In particular, 43.8% of the bats were seropositive to marburgvirus, supporting the notion that this bat species continuously maintains marburgviruses as a reservoir. Of note, distinct peaks of seropositive rates were repeatedly observed at the beginning of rainy seasons, suggesting seasonality of the presence of newly infected individuals in this bat population. These data highlight the need for continued monitoring of filovirus infection in this bat species even in countries where filovirus diseases have not been reported.
Rights: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in The Journal of Infectious Diseases following peer review. The version of record Volume 218 Issue suppl_5, S312–S317, 2018 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)
国際連携研究教育局 : GI-CoRE (Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education : GI-CoRE) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

Submitter: 高田 礼人

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