Marburgvirus in Egyptian Fruit Bats, Zambia

Masahiro Kajihara, Bernard M Hang'ombe, Katendi Changula, Hayato Harima, Mao Isono, Kosuke Okuya, Reiko Yoshida, Akina Mori-Kajihara, Yoshiki Eto, Yasuko Orba, Hirohito Ogawa, Yongjin Qiu, Hirofumi Sawa, Edgar Simulundu, Daniel Mwizabi, Musso Munyeme, David Squarre, Victor Mukonka, Aaron Mweene, Ayato Takada

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Abstract

We detected Marburg virus genome in Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) captured in Zambia in September 2018. The virus was closely related phylogenetically to the viruses that previously caused Marburg outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This finding demonstrates that Zambia is at risk for Marburg virus disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1577-1580
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

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    Kajihara, M., Hang'ombe, B. M., Changula, K., Harima, H., Isono, M., Okuya, K., Yoshida, R., Mori-Kajihara, A., Eto, Y., Orba, Y., Ogawa, H., Qiu, Y., Sawa, H., Simulundu, E., Mwizabi, D., Munyeme, M., Squarre, D., Mukonka, V., Mweene, A., & Takada, A. (2019). Marburgvirus in Egyptian Fruit Bats, Zambia. Emerging infectious diseases, 25(8), 1577-1580. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2508.190268