Evidence of henipavirus infection in West African fruit bats

Hayman, David T. S., Suu-Ire, Richard, Breed, Andrew C., McEachern, Jennifer A., Wang, Linfa, Wood, James L. N. W. and Cunningham, Andrew A. (2008) Evidence of henipavirus infection in West African fruit bats. PLoS One, 3 7: . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002739

Author Hayman, David T. S.
Suu-Ire, Richard
Breed, Andrew C.
McEachern, Jennifer A.
Wang, Linfa
Wood, James L. N. W.
Cunningham, Andrew A.
Title Evidence of henipavirus infection in West African fruit bats
Journal name PLoS One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2008-07-23
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0002739
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Issue 7
Total pages 4
Place of publication San Francisco, United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Subject 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
2700 Medicine
Abstract Henipaviruses are emerging RNA viruses of fruit bat origin that can cause fatal encephalitis in man. Ghanaian fruit bats (megachiroptera) were tested for antibodies to henipaviruses. Using a Luminex multiplexed microsphere assay, antibodies were detected in sera of Eidolon helvum to both Nipah (39%, 95% confidence interval: 27-51%) and Hendra (22%, 95% CI: 11-33%) viruses. Virus neutralization tests further confirmed seropositivity for 30% (7/23) of Luminex positive serum samples. Our results indicate that henipavirus is present within West Africa.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
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