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Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Complex Alphavirus in Bats, French Guiana

Submitted by rileyta on March 30, 2021 - 02:06 PM

Little is known about transmission cycles for Venezuelan equine encephalitis complex alphaviruses (VEEVs). Researchers tested bats from French Guiana for alphaviruses and identified and isolated a new strain of the encephalitogenic VEEV species Tonate virus (TONV).

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Carlo Fischer, Dominique Pontier, Ondine Filippi-Codaccioni, Jean-Batiste Pons, Ignacio Postigo-Hidalgo, Jeanne Duhayer, Sebastian Br√ľnink, Jan Felix Drexler