Reston Ebolavirus Antibodies in Bats, the Philippines

  title={Reston Ebolavirus Antibodies in Bats, the Philippines},
  author={Satoshi Taniguchi and Shumpei Watanabe and Joseph S. Masangkay and Tsutomu Omatsu and Tetsuro Ikegami and Phillip A. Alviola and Naoya Ueda and Koichiro Iha and Hikaru Fujii and Yoshiyuki Ishii and Tetsuya Mizutani and Shuetsu Fukushi and Masayuki Saijo and Ichiro Kurane and Shigeru Kyuwa and Hiroomi Akashi and Yasuhiro Yoshikawa and S. R. K. Morikawa},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: Filoviruses cause highly lethal hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates, except for Reston Ebolavirus (REBOV), which causes severe hemorrhagic fever in macaques (1,2). REBOV epizootics among cynomolgus macaques occurred in 1989, 1990, 1992, and 1996 (2) and among swine in 2008 (3). African fruit bats have been suggested to be natural reservoirs for Zaire Ebolavirus and Marburg virus (4–6). However, the natural reservoir of REBOV in the Philippines is unknown. Thus, we… CONTINUE READING
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