Novel adenoviruses in wild primates: a high level of genetic diversity and evidence of zoonotic transmissions.

@article{Wevers2011NovelAI,
  title={Novel adenoviruses in wild primates: a high level of genetic diversity and evidence of zoonotic transmissions.},
  author={Diana Wevers and Sonja Metzger and Fred Babweteera and Marc Bieberbach and Christophe Boesch and Kenneth Cameron and Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann and Mike R. Cranfield and Maryke Gray and Laurie A Harris and Josephine Head and Kathryn Jeffery and Sascha Knauf and Felix Lankester and Siv Aina Jensen Leendertz and Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Lawrence Mugisha and Andreas Nitsche and Patricia Reed and Martha M. Robbins and Dominic A Travis and Zinta Zommers and Fabian H Leendertz and Bernhard Ehlers},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 20},
  pages={10774-84}
}
Adenoviruses (AdVs) broadly infect vertebrate hosts, including a variety of nonhuman primates (NHPs). In the present study, we identified AdVs in NHPs living in their natural habitats, and through the combination of phylogenetic analyses and information on the habitats and epidemiological settings, we detected possible horizontal transmission events between NHPs and humans. Wild NHPs were analyzed with a pan-primate AdV-specific PCR using a degenerate nested primer set that targets the highly… CONTINUE READING