Reassortant Group A Rotavirus from Straw-colored Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)

  title={Reassortant Group A Rotavirus from Straw-colored Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)},
  author={Mathew Dioh Esona and Slavica Mijatovic-Rustempasic and Christina Conrardy and Suxiang Tong and Ivan V. Kuzmin and Bernard R Agwanda and Robert F. Breiman and K B{\'a}nyai and Michael Niezgoda and Charles E. Rupprecht and Jon R. Gentsch and Michael D. Bowen},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Bats are known reservoirs of viral zoonoses. We report genetic characterization of a bat rotavirus (Bat/KE4852/07) detected in the feces of a straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum). Six bat rotavirus genes (viral protein [VP] 2, VP6, VP7, nonstructural protein [NSP] 2, NSP3, and NSP5) shared ancestry with other mammalian rotaviruses but were distantly related. The VP4 gene was nearly identical to that of human P[6] rotavirus strains, and the NSP4 gene was closely related to those of… CONTINUE READING


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