Prevalence of Henipavirus and Rubulavirus Antibodies in Pteropid Bats, Papua New Guinea
Published Date:Dec 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(12):1997-1999.
Papua New Guinea
Description:To determine seroprevalence of viruses in bats in Papua New Guinea, we sampled 66 bats at 3 locations. We found a seroprevalence of 55% for henipavirus (Hendra or Nipah virus) and 56% for rubulavirus (Tioman or Menangle virus). Notably, 36% of bats surveyed contained antibodies to both types of viruses, indicating concurrent or consecutive infection.
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