Hantavirus antibodies among phyllostomid bats from the arc of deforestation in Southern Amazonia, Brazil

Sabino-Santos, Gilberto, Ferreira, Francimeire Fernandes, da Silva, David José Ferreira, Machado, Danilo Melo, da Silva, Sergio Gomes, São Bernardo, Christine Steiner, dos Santos Filho, Manoel, Levi, Taal, Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes, Peres, Carlos A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1588-8765, de Morais Bronzoni, Roberta Vieira and Canale, Gustavo Rodrigues (2020) Hantavirus antibodies among phyllostomid bats from the arc of deforestation in Southern Amazonia, Brazil. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 67 (3). pp. 1045-1051. ISSN 1865-1674

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In order to determine whether southern Amazonian bats could harbour hantaviruses we, serologically and molecularly, screened blood, saliva, excreta and organ tissues of 47 bats captured from September to December 2015. We found that only phyllostomid bats presented antibodies against hantavirus. The seropositive bats belonged to two species of Phyllostomid bats: the greater spear-nosed bat Phyllostomus hastatus (omnivorous) and the gnome fruit-eating bat Dermanura gnoma. The overall seroprevalence was of 4.2%. Therefore, we show here that hantaviruses are circulating among phyllostomid bats in the Amazonian arc of deforestation.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Global Innovation Initiative Grant Number: 2014-201 and British Council Grant Number: 2014-201; Sao Paulo State Foundation grants Grant Numbers: 16/02568-2, 14/02438-6; Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) Grant Number: 1513923; Federal Institute of Sciences, Education and Technologies of Mato Grosso State, Pontes e Lacerda PROPES Grant Numbers: 046/2015, 032/2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: arc of deforestation,hantavirus infection,neotropical bats,spillover,immunology and microbiology(all),veterinary(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2400
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Biology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2020 08:55
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 14:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74444
DOI: 10.1111/tbed.13442

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