Detection of Entebbe Bat Virus After 54 Years.

  title={Detection of Entebbe Bat Virus After 54 Years.},
  author={Rebekah C Kading and Robert M Kityo and Teddie Nakayiki and Jeremy P. Ledermann and Mary B. Crabtree and Julius Julian Lutwama and Barry R. Miller},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={93 3},
Entebbe bat virus (ENTV; Flaviviridae: Flavivirus), closely related to yellow fever virus, was first isolated from a little free-tailed bat (Chaerephon pumilus) in Uganda in 1957, but was not detected after that initial isolation. In 2011, we isolated ENTV from a little free-tailed bat captured from the attic of a house near where it had originally been found. Infectious virus was recovered from the spleen and lung, and the viral RNA was sequenced and compared with that of the original isolate… CONTINUE READING
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