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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

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Mokola Virus in Domestic Mammals, South Africa

Claude T. Sabeta*†Comments to Author , Wanda Markotter†, Debrah K. Mohale*, Wonderful Shumba*, Alexander I. Wandeler‡, and Louis H. Nel†
Author affiliations: *Agricultural Research Council–Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Pretoria, South Africa; †University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; ‡Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Nepean, Ontario, Canada;

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Table 1

Moloka virus isolates identified in Africa

Location Year of isolation Species of origin Reference
Ibadan, Nigeria 1968 Shrew (Crocidura sp.) (3 isolates) (2)
Ibadan, Nigeria 1968 Human (3,4)
Ibadan, Nigeria 1969 Shrew (Crocidura sp.) (3)
Umhlanga Rocks, Kwazulu Natal Province, South Africa 1970 (identified in the 1980s) Cat (12)
Ibadan, Nigeria 1971 Human (3)
Yaounde, Cameroon 1974 Shrew (Crocidura sp.) (5)
Bangui, Central African Republic 1981 Rodent (Lophuromys sikapusi) (6)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1981 Dog (vaccinated) and cat (4 isolates) (7)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1982 Cat (2 isolates) (7)
Addis Adaba, Ethiopia 1989−1990 Cat (8)
Selous, Zimbabwe 1993 Cat (11)
Mdantsane, Eastern Cape Province, 
South Africa 1995 Cat (9)
East London, Eastern Cape Province, 
South Africa 1996 Cat (10)
Yellow Sands, Eastern Cape Province, 
South Africa 1996 Cat (vaccinated) (10)
Pinetown, Kwazulu Natal Province, 
South Africa 1997 Cat (vaccinated) (2 isolates) (10,12)
Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal Province, South Africa 1998 Cat (vaccinated) (10,12)
Nkomazi, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa 2005 Dog This study
East London, Eastern Cape Province, 
South Africa 2006 Cat (vaccinated) This study

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