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prevalence of infection with junin virus in rodent populations in the epidemic area of argentine hemorrhagic fever.we report the results of indirect fluorescent antibody screening for antibody to junin virus in 1,101 sera from small mammals captured on two mark-recapture grids in the epidemic area of argentine hemorrhagic fever. twenty-six of 29 seropositive animals were the cricetid rodent calomys musculinus, for a 30-month prevalence of 7.9% in that species. combining these data with previously published data on antigen detection provided an estimated total prevalence of infection of 10.9% for this, the pr ...19947985747
host and viral traits predict zoonotic spillover from mammals.the majority of human emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, with viruses that originate in wild mammals of particular concern (for example, hiv, ebola and sars). understanding patterns of viral diversity in wildlife and determinants of successful cross-species transmission, or spillover, are therefore key goals for pandemic surveillance programs. however, few analytical tools exist to identify which host species are likely to harbour the next human virus, or which viruses can cross species ...201728636590
predicting the global mammalian viral sharing network using phylogeography.understanding interspecific viral transmission is key to understanding viral ecology and evolution, disease spillover into humans, and the consequences of global change. prior studies have uncovered macroecological drivers of viral sharing, but analyses have never attempted to predict viral sharing in a pan-mammalian context. using a conservative modelling framework, we confirm that host phylogenetic similarity and geographic range overlap are strong, nonlinear predictors of viral sharing among ...202032385239
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