Marburgvirus in Egyptian Fruit Bats, Zambia.

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From: Emerging Infectious Diseases(Vol. 25, Issue 8)
Publisher: U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,067 words
Lexile Measure: 1540L

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We detected Marburg virus genome in Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) captured in Zambia in September 2018. The virus was closely related phylogenetically to the viruses that previously caused Marburg outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This finding demonstrates that Zambia is at risk for Marburg virus disease.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A601763902