Journal Article Distinct Lineages of Bufavirus in Wild Shrews and Nonhuman Primates

Sasaki, Michihito  ,  Orba, Yasuko  ,  Anindita, Paulina D.  ,  Ishii, Akihiro  ,  Ueno, Keisuke  ,  Hang'ombe, Bernard M.  ,  Mweeile, Aaron S.  ,  Ito, Kimihito  ,  Sawa, Hirofumi

21 ( 7 )  , pp.1230 - 1233 , 2015-07 , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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