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[isolation of rift valley fever virus from bats in the republic of guinea].virological investigations of bats performed in the territory of republic of guinea permitted for the first time to isolate from the bats micropteropus pusillus and hipposideros abae two strains which were identified as r. v. f. v. serological investigation revealed specific antibodies to r. v. f. v. among natives in 3.3% and among domestic animals in 6.8%. it is supposed that bats are reservoir of this virus. they can transmit agent of r. v. f. by means of mosquitoes or by being part of the nat ...19873607999
large serological survey showing cocirculation of ebola and marburg viruses in gabonese bat populations, and a high seroprevalence of both viruses in rousettus aegyptiacus.ebola and marburg viruses cause highly lethal hemorrhagic fevers in humans. recently, bats of multiple species have been identified as possible natural hosts of zaire ebolavirus (zebov) in gabon and republic of congo, and also of marburgvirus (marv) in gabon and democratic republic of congo.200919785757
comparative phylogeography of african fruit bats (chiroptera, pteropodidae) provide new insights into the outbreak of ebola virus disease in west africa, 2014-2016.both ebolavirus and marburgvirus were detected in several fruit bat species of the family pteropodidae, suggesting that this taxon plays a key role in the life cycle of filoviruses. after four decades of zaire ebolavirus (zebov) outbreaks in central africa, the virus was detected for the first time in west africa in 2014. to better understand the role of fruit bats as potential reservoirs and circulating hosts between central and west africa, we examine here the phylogeny and comparative phyloge ...201727746072
dna barcoding of african fruit bats (mammalia, pteropodidae). the mitochondrial genome does not provide a reliable discrimination between epomophorus gambianus and micropteropus pusillus.sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit i (coi) gene have been shown to be useful for species identification in various groups of animals. however, the dna barcoding approach has never been tested on african fruit bats of the family pteropodidae (mammalia, chiroptera). in this study, the coi gene was sequenced from 120 bats collected in the central african republic and belonging to either epomophorus gambianus or micropteropus pusillus, two species easily diagnosed on the bas ...201121784364
survey of ebola viruses in frugivorous and insectivorous bats in guinea, cameroon, and the democratic republic of the congo, 2015-2017.to clarify the role of bats in the ecology of ebola viruses, we assessed the prevalence of ebola virus antibodies in a large-scale sample of bats collected during 2015-2017 from countries in africa that have had previous ebola outbreaks (guinea, the democratic republic of the congo) or are at high risk for outbreaks (cameroon). we analyzed 4,022 blood samples of bats from >12 frugivorous and 27 insectivorous species; 2-37 (0.05%-0.92%) bats were seropositive for zaire and 0-30 (0%-0.75%) bats fo ...201830307845
survey of hepatocystis parasites of fruit bats in the amurum forest reserve, nigeria, identifies first host record for rousettus aegyptiacus.parasites of the genus hepatocystis are close relatives of plasmodium that frequently infect epauletted fruit bats across west and east africa. our understanding of susceptible hosts and prevalence of infection of hepatocystis remains fragmented. non-invasive sampling of bat assemblages in representative habitats critically contribute to haemosporidian parasite distribution maps. here, we report on a survey of hepatocystis parasite infections in bats undertaken over two consecutive years in a pr ...201931298168
bats are rare reservoirs of staphylococcus aureus complex in gabon.the colonization of afro-tropical wildlife with staphylococcus aureus and the derived clade staphylococcus schweitzeri remains largely unknown. a reservoir in bats could be of importance since bats and humans share overlapping habitats. in addition, bats are food sources in some african regions and can be the cause of zoonotic diseases. here, we present a cross-sectional survey employing pharyngeal swabs of captured and released bats (n=133) in a forest area of gabon. we detected low colonizatio ...201727894991
[the mammals of guinea as reservoirs and carriers of arboviruses].a great body of data on the fauna and ecology of wild mammals and their participation in the circulation of arboviruses were collected when the ecology of the latter of the republic of guinea was studied in 1978 to 1989. a hundred and eighteen species belonging to 10 orders were identified. over 2,000 biological specimens were virologically and serologically examined. six arboviruses were isolated. these included dugbe virus (from the hussar monkey cercopithecus (erythrocebus patas) and 5 viruse ...200616562748
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