Novel betaherpesvirus in bats

Shumpei Watanabe, Ken Maeda, Kazuo Suzuki, Naoya Ueda, Koichiro Iha, Satoshi Taniguchi, Hiroshi Shimoda, Kentaro Kato, Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, Shigeru Morikawa, Ichiro Kurane, Hiroomi Akashi, Tetsuya Mizutani

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Because bats are associated with emerging zoonoses, identification and characterization of novel viruses from bats is needed. Using a modified rapid determination system for viral RNA/DNA sequences, we identified a novel bat betaherpesvirus 2 not detected by herpesvirus consensus PCR. This modified system is useful for detecting unknown viruses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-988
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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