Author(s): Negredo A, Palacios G, VzquezMorn S, Gonzlez F, Dopazo H,
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Abstract Filoviruses, amongst the most lethal of primate pathogens, have only been reported as natural infections in sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines. Infections of bats with the ebolaviruses and marburgviruses do not appear to be associated with disease. Here we report identification in dead insectivorous bats of a genetically distinct filovirus, provisionally named Lloviu virus, after the site of detection, Cueva del Lloviu, in Spain.
This article was published in PLoS Pathog
and referenced in Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense