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Volume 25, Number 9—September 2019
Research Letter

Bombali Virus in Mops condylurus Bats, Guinea

Lyudmila S. Karan, Marat T. MakenovComments to Author , Mikhail G. Korneev, Noumany Sacko, Sanaba Boumbaly, Sergey A. Yakovlev, Kerfalla Kourouma, Roman B. Bayandin, Anastasiya V. Gladysheva, Andrey V. Shipovalov, Irina A. Yurganova, Yana E. Grigorieva, Marina V. Fedorova, Svetlana A. Scherbakova, Vladimir V. Kutyrev, Alexander P. Agafonov, Renat A. Maksyutov, German A. Shipulin, Viktor V. Maleev, Mamadou Boiro, Vasiliy G. Akimkin, and Anna Y. Popova
Author affiliations: Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Moscow, Russia (L.S. Karan, M.T. Makenov, Y.A. Grigorieva, M.V. Fedorova, V.V. Maleev, V.G. Akimkin); Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute, Saratov, Russia (M.G. Korneev, S.A. Yakovlev, S.A. Scherbakova, V.V. Kutyrev); International Center for Research of Tropical Infections in Guinea, N’Zerekore, Guinea (N. Sacko, S. Boumbaly); Research Institute of Applied Biology of Guinea, Kindia, Guinea (N. Sacko, S. Boumbaly, K. Kourouma, M. Boiro); State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, Kol’tsovo, Russia (R.B. Bayandin, A.V. Gladysheva, A.V. Shipovalov, I.A. Yurganova, A.P. Agafonov, R.A. Maksyutov); Center of Strategical Planning and Biomedical Health Risks Management, Moscow (G.A. Shipulin); Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, Moscow (A.Y. Popova)

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Locations where free-tailed bats were trapped and tested for Bombali virus, Guinea and Liberia*

Location Date Species, no. tested (no. positive)
Total trapped Mops condylurus Chaerephon pumilus Chaerephon cf. major
Yalenzou 2018 May 4 26 26 (2)         0 0
Gbao 2018 May 2 1 0         1 0
Yalenzou 2019 Mar 2 30 30         0 0
Bololowee† 2019 Mar 3 11 11         0 0
N’Zerekore, school 2019 Mar 5 47 27 (1)         0 20
N’Zerekore, house 2019 Mar 6 23 1         0 22
N’Zerekore, gazebo 2019 Mar 7 5 0         0 5
Dar Salam‡
2019 Mar 17
Total 165 109 (3)         9 47

*All bats were collected in N’Zerekore Prefecture, Guinea, except as indicated, and were tested by reverse transcription PCR for Bombali virus.
‡Madina Oula Prefecture, Guinea.

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