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Prevalence of Henipavirus and Rubulavirus Antibodies in Pteropid Bats, Papua New Guinea

By Andrew C. Breed, Meng Yu, Jennifer A. Barr, Gary Crameri, Claudia M. Thalmann and Lin-Fa Wang


To determine seroprevalence of viruses in bats in Papua New Guinea, we sampled 66 bats at 3 locations. We found a seroprevalence of 55% for henipavirus (Hendra or Nipah virus) and 56% for rubulavirus (Tioman or Menangle virus). Notably, 36% of bats surveyed contained antibodies to both types of viruses, indicating concurrent or consecutive infection

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