Distinct Lineages of Bufavirus in Wild Shrews and Nonhuman Primates

M. Sasaki, Y. Orba, P.D. Anindita, A. Ishii, K. Ueno, B.M. Hang'ombe, A.S. Mweene, K. Ito, H. Sawa
Emerg Infect Dis, 21(7):1230-1233, (2015)

Distinct Lineages of Bufavirus in Wild Shrews and Nonhuman Primates

Keywords

Metagenomic analysis, Parvovirus genome, Viruses

Abstract

​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.

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DOI: 10.3201/eid2107.141969

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