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Volume 25, Number 8—August 2019

Marburgvirus in Egyptian Fruit Bats, Zambia

Masahiro Kajihara, Bernard M. Hang’ombe, Katendi Changula, Hayato Harima, Mao Isono, Kosuke Okuya, Reiko Yoshida, Akina Mori-Kajihara, Yoshiki Eto, Yasuko Orba, Hirohito Ogawa, Yongjin Qiu, Hirofumi Sawa, Edgar Simulundu, Daniel Mwizabi, Musso Munyeme, David Squarre, Victor Mukonka, Aaron Mweene, and Ayato TakadaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (M. Kajihara, H. Harima, M. Isono, K. Okuya, R. Yoshida, A. Mori-Kajihara, Y. Eto, Y. Orba, Y. Qiu, H. Sawa, A. Takada); University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia (B.M. Hang’ombe, K. Changula, H. Sawa, E. Simulundu, M. Munyeme, A. Mweene, A. Takada); Okayama University, Okayama, Japan (H. Ogawa); Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Lusaka (D. Mwizabi, D. Squarre); Zambia National Public Health Institute, Lusaka (V. Mukonka)

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Table 1

Summary of Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) captured in 2018 in Zambia and genetic screening results

Sampling month No. tested bats (sex) RNA source No. (%) positive
Feb 22 (10 M, 12 F) Tissue pool,* colon 0 (0)
Sep 25 (13 M, 12 F) Tissue pool,* colon 2 (8.0)
Nov 24 (1 M, 23 F) Swab pool† 0 (0)

*Liver, lung, kidney, and spleen were pooled for each bat.
†Oral and rectal swabs were pooled for each bat.

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