Marburg virus infection in egyptian rousette bats, South Africa, 2013–2014

Janusz T. Pawęska, Petrus Jansen van Vuren, Alan Kemp, Nadia Storm, Antoinette A. Grobbelaar, Michael R. Wiley, Gustavo Palacios, Wanda Markotter

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Abstract

We detected a high seroprevalence of Marburg virus (MARV) antibodies in fruit bats in South Africa; 19.1% of recaptured bats seroconverted. The MARV RNA isolated closely resembled the 1975 Ozolin strain. These findings indicate endemic MARV circulation in bats in South Africa and should inform policies on MARV disease risk reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1134-1137
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

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  • Infectious Diseases

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Pawęska, J. T., Jansen van Vuren, P., Kemp, A., Storm, N., Grobbelaar, A. A., Wiley, M. R., ... Markotter, W. (2018). Marburg virus infection in egyptian rousette bats, South Africa, 2013–2014. Emerging infectious diseases, 24(6), 1134-1137. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2406.172165

Marburg virus infection in egyptian rousette bats, South Africa, 2013–2014. / Pawęska, Janusz T.; Jansen van Vuren, Petrus; Kemp, Alan; Storm, Nadia; Grobbelaar, Antoinette A.; Wiley, Michael R.; Palacios, Gustavo; Markotter, Wanda.

In: Emerging infectious diseases, Vol. 24, No. 6, 06.2018, p. 1134-1137.

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Pawęska, JT, Jansen van Vuren, P, Kemp, A, Storm, N, Grobbelaar, AA, Wiley, MR, Palacios, G & Markotter, W 2018, 'Marburg virus infection in egyptian rousette bats, South Africa, 2013–2014', Emerging infectious diseases, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1134-1137. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2406.172165
Pawęska, Janusz T. ; Jansen van Vuren, Petrus ; Kemp, Alan ; Storm, Nadia ; Grobbelaar, Antoinette A. ; Wiley, Michael R. ; Palacios, Gustavo ; Markotter, Wanda. / Marburg virus infection in egyptian rousette bats, South Africa, 2013–2014. In: Emerging infectious diseases. 2018 ; Vol. 24, No. 6. pp. 1134-1137.
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