Distinct lineages of bufavirus in wild shrews and nonhuman primates

Michihito Sasaki, Yasuko Orba, Paulina D. Anindita, Akihiro Ishii, Keisuke Ueno, Bernard M. Hang’Ombe, Aaron S. Mweene, Kimihito Ito, Hirofumi Sawa*

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Viral metagenomic analysis identified a new parvovirus genome in the intestinal contents of wild shrews in Zambia. Related viruses were detected in spleen tissues from wild shrews and nonhuman primates. Phylogenetic analyses showed that these viruses are related to human bufaviruses, highlighting the presence and genetic diversity of bufaviruses in wildlife.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1230-1233
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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