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Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018

Marburg Virus Infection in Egyptian Rousette Bats, South Africa, 2013–20141

Janusz T. PawęskaComments to Author , Petrus Jansen van Vuren, Alan Kemp, Nadia Storm, Antoinette A. Grobbelaar, Michael R. Wiley, Gustavo Palacios, and Wanda Markotter
Author affiliations: National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa (J.T. Pawęska, P. Jansen van Vuren, A. Kemp, N. Storm, A.A. Grobbelaar); University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (J.T. Pawęska, P. Jansen van Vuren, N. Storm, W. Markotter); University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (M.R. Wiley); US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, Maryland, USA (M.R. Wiley, G. Palacios)

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Table 1

Marburg virus seroconversion in 12 Egyptian rousette bats recaptured at Matlapitsi Cave, Limpopo Province, South Africa, April 2013–January 2014

Bat no. First capture
Second capture
Third capture
ELISA, % positivity* Capture date ELISA, % positivity* Capture date ELISA, % positivity* Capture date
243 8.48 2013 Mar 13 5.26 2013 May 13 67.15 2013 Aug 13
287 13.75 2013 Apr 13 45.67 2013 Nov 13
310 7.11 2013 Apr 13 36.41 2013 Jul 13
323 11.30 2013 Apr 13 53.94 2013 Feb 14
525 6.22 2013 May 13 42.61 2013 Jun 13
542 7.19 2013 May 13 67.97 2013 Aug 13 100.69 2013 Nov 13
615 4.91 2013 Jun 13 31.68 2013 Oct 13
633 7.58 2013 Jun 13 53.93 2013 Jul 13
653 4.53 2013 Jun 13 64.19 2013 Nov 13
694 7.58 2013 Jun 13 4.24 2013 Sep 13 42.73 2013 Nov 13
742 5.72 2013 Jul 13 23.82 2013 Oct 13
822 6.86 2013 Jun 13 41.97 2014 Jan 14

*Percentage positivity of the internal positive control serum sample; cutoff value of assay is 16.78% positivity (12).

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1Some preliminary results from this study were presented at the 6th International Symposium on Filoviruses; March 30–April 2, 2014; Galveston, Texas, USA.

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