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Bats are reservoir hosts of many zoonotic viruses and identification of viruses that they carry is important. This study aimed to use high throughput screening to identify the viruses in fecal guano of Taiwanese insectivorous bats caves in order to obtain more information on bat-derived pathogenic ...

Doysabas, K. C. C.; Oba, M.; Furuta, M.; Iida, K.; Omatsu, T.; Furuya, T.; Okada, T.; Sutummaporn, K.; Shimoda, H.; Wong MinLiang; Wu ChungHsin; Ohmori, Y.; Kobayashi, R.; Hengjan, Y.; Yonemitsu, K.; Kuwata, R.; Kim YooKyung; Han SangHyun; Hondo, E.
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Virus Research, 2019, 259, pp 62-67

Males weigh between 45 and 55 kilos and females weigh between 25 and 35 kilos. Colouration is highly variable from mostly black, to various shades...

Cover for Bos taurus (cattle)

Feral cattle can be distinguished from domestic stock only by their location and lack of ear marks or tags. Their size and conformation vary greatly...

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Trypanosomes are microscopic unicellular protozoan flagellates in the genus Trypansoma. They are obligatory parasites of vertebrates, and infect...

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Finding illustrates PREDICT project's goal to find viruses before they spillover into humans

28 August 2018
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A new disease syndrome, named Rift Valley fever (RVF), was first described in 1930 in the Rift Valley of Kenya, although it may have occurred...

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Coxiella burnetii, the causal agent of an important rickettsial zoonosis called Q fever, has a worldwide distribution with the notable exception of...

Cover for rabies

Rabies is caused by a neurotropic virus that is transmissible to all mammals. Birds are much less susceptible to the virus than mammals, and the...


Canine distemper is a highly contagious acute febrile disease caused by the canine distemper virus (CDV), which is a paramyxovirus closely related...


Many mammals are subclinically infected with tickborne encephalitis virus, whereas clinical disease is mostly observed in dogs, leading to...

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