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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 2

Summary of Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) positive for Marburgviruses by reverse transcription PCR, Zambia, 2018*

Bat ID
Body weight, g
Reverse transcription PCR primer set
Filo NP
Marburg NP
Marburg VP35
Marburg L
ZB18-36 F 80 Tissue pool† + +
Colon + + + +
ZB18-55 M 100 Tissue pool† +

*L, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase; NP, nucleoprotein; VP35, viral protein 35; –, negative; +, positive.
†Liver, lung, kidney, and spleen were pooled.

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