Ebola Virus Antibodies in Fruit Bats, Bangladesh

  title={Ebola Virus Antibodies in Fruit Bats, Bangladesh},
  author={Kevin J. Olival and Ariful Islam and Meng Yu and Simon John Anthony and Jonathan H. Epstein and Shahneaz Ali Khan and Salah Uddin Khan and Gary S Crameri and Linfa Wang and W. Ian Lipkin and Stephen P Luby and Peter Daszak},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To determine geographic range for Ebola virus, we tested 276 bats in Bangladesh. Five (3.5%) bats were positive for antibodies against Ebola Zaire and Reston viruses; no virus was detected by PCR. These bats might be a reservoir for Ebola or Ebola-like viruses, and extend the range of filoviruses to mainland Asia. 
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