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Volume 26, Number 12—December 2020

Shedding of Marburg Virus in Naturally Infected Egyptian Rousette Bats, South Africa, 2017

Janusz T. PawęskaComments to Author , Nadia Storm, Wanda Markotter, Nicholas Di Paola, Michael R. Wiley, Gustavo Palacios, and Petrus Jansen van Vuren
Author affiliations: National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa (J.T. Pawęska, N. Storm, P. Jansen van Vuren); Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (N. Storm); University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (J.T. Pawęska, W. Markotter); University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (N. Di Paola, M.R. Wiley, G. Palacios); US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, Maryland, USA (N. Di Paola, M.R. Wiley, G. Palacios); Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation–Health and Biosecurity, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (P. Jansen van Vuren)

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Table 1

qRT-PCR results of oral and rectal swab samples from juvenile Egyptian rousette bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) at Matlapitsi Cave, Limpopo Province, South Africa, February–November 2017*

Bat ID Capture date Sex Swab sample type and qRT-PCR result, Ct
Oral Rectal
Apr-77 Apr 4 F Negative 30.61
Apr-117 Apr 4 F Negative 30.57
Apr-118 Apr 4 F Negative 30.95
Apr-124 Apr 4 F Negative 30.66
Apr-133 Apr 4 F Negative 30.46
Apr-232 Apr 5 F 33.01 Negative
Apr-369 Apr 6 F Negative 31.9
Apr-380 Apr 6 M Negative 32.67
Apr-399 Apr 6 F Negative 31.7
Apr-470 Apr 6 M Negative 31.8
8025 Sep 26 F Negative 31.7
0895 Sep 20 F Negative 33.05

*Ct, cycle threshold; ID, identification; qRT-PCR, quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR.
†Negative, Ct >40.

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