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Henipavirus infection in fruit bats (Pteropus giganteus), India

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Epstein, J. H., Prakash, V., Smith, C. S., Daszak, P., McLaughlin, A. B., Meehan, G., Field, H. E. and Cunningham, A. A. (2008) Henipavirus infection in fruit bats (Pteropus giganteus), India. Emerging Infectious Disease journal, 14 (8). pp. 1309-1311. ISSN 1080-6059


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1408.071492


We tested 41 bats for antibodies against Nipah and Hendra viruses to determine whether henipaviruses circulate in pteropid fruit bats (Pteropus giganteus) in northern India. Twenty bats were seropositive for Nipah virus, which suggests circulation in this species, thereby extending the known distribution of henipaviruses in Asia westward by >1,000 km.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Science > Microbiology > Virology
Veterinary medicine > Communicable diseases of animals (General)
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