Is Marburg virus enzootic in Gabon?

Maganga Gaël Darren, Bourgarel Mathieu, Ebang Ella Ghislain, Drexler Jan Felix, Gonzalez Jean-Paul, Drosten Christian, Leroy Eric M.. 2011. Is Marburg virus enzootic in Gabon?. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 204, suppl.3, S800-S803

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Quartile : Q1, Sujet : INFECTIOUS DISEASES / Quartile : Q1, Sujet : IMMUNOLOGY / Quartile : Q1, Sujet : MICROBIOLOGY

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Abstract : Marburg virus (MARV) nucleic acid was detected in Rousettus aegyptiacus bats in 2005 and 2006 in the midwest and southeast of Gabon. In this study we used MARV-specific real-time reverse-transcription polyermase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and MARV-specific nested RT-PCR assay to screen 1257 bats caught during July 2009, December 2009, and June 2010 in 3 caves situated in northern Gabon. Nine specimens tested positive by the real-time assay, with cycle threshold values ranging from 35 to 39, of which only 1 R. aegyptiacus specimen collected in 2009 was positive in the nested VP35 RT-PCR assay. Together with MARV-positive bats in the south and west found in 2005 and 2006, confirmation of phylogenetically closely related MARV-positive bats 5 years later and in northern Gabon suggests that MARV is now enzootic in Gabon and emphasizes the importance of long-term monitoring of bat populations and human-bat interfaces. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Chiroptera, Virus des animaux, Genre humain

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Gabon

Mots-clés complémentaires : Roussettus aegyptiacus

Classification Agris : L73 - Animal diseases

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2005-2013) - Santé animale et maladies émergentes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Maganga Gaël Darren, CIRMF (FRA)
  • Bourgarel Mathieu, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (GAB) ORCID: 0000-0001-9774-7669
  • Ebang Ella Ghislain, CIRMF (GAB)
  • Drexler Jan Felix, University of Bonn Medical Centre (DEU)
  • Gonzalez Jean-Paul, CIRMF (GAB)
  • Drosten Christian, University of Bonn Medical Centre (DEU)
  • Leroy Eric M., CIRMF (GAB)

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