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Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015

Distinct Lineages of Bufavirus in Wild Shrews and Nonhuman Primates

Michihito Sasaki, Yasuko Orba, Paulina D. Anindita, Akihiro Ishii, Keisuke Ueno1, Bernard M. Hang’ombe, Aaron S. Mweene, Kimihito Ito, and Hirofumi SawaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (M. Sasaki, Y. Orba, P.D. Anindita, A. Ishii, K. Ueno, K. Ito, H. Sawa); University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia (B.M. Hang’ombe, A.S. Mweene)

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Sample information and nested PCR screening results for bufavirus, Zambia

Animal,* species (common name) Location Year PCR positive/total
Papio cynocephalus (yellow baboon) Mfuwe 2009 2/50
P. ursinus (Chacma baboon) Livingstone 2010–2011 1/50
Chlorocebus pygerythrus (vervet monkey) Mfuwe 2009 0/50
Livingstone 2010–2011 0/39
Crocidura hirta (lesser red musk shrew) Livingstone 2011 0/2
Mpulungu 2012 5/22
Namwala 2012 0/2
Mazabuka 2013 0/4
Solwezi 2013 0/2
C. luna (moonshine shrew) Mpulungu 2012 0/1
Solwezi 2013 12/16
Mastomys natalensis (African soft-furred rat) Livingstone 2011 0/35
Mpulungu 2012 0/28
Namwala 2012 0/29
Mazabuka 2013 0/57
Solwezi 2013 0/56
Other species† Livingstone 2011 0/9
Mpulungu 2012 0/20
Namwala 2012 0/34
Mazabuka 2013 0/16
Solwezi 2013 0/14
Total 20/536

*For this analysis, the template DNA was prepared from the spleen tissues of the animals indicated.
†Other species from the genera.Aethomys, Arvicanthis, Cricetomys, Gerbilliscus, Grammomys, Graphiurus, Lemniscomys, Mus, Paraxerus, Pelomys, Rattus, Saccostomus, and Steatomys.

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1Current affiliation: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

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