AuthorsWilliams, Richard A. J.
Sánchez-Seco, María Paz
Peterson, A. Townsend
AffiliationUniversity of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Departamento de Zoología y Antropología Física, Complutense Universidad, Madrid 28040, Spain
Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Institute of Health Carlos III, Majadahonda, Spain
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Accra, Ghana
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AbstractTissue and swab samples from 551 wild birds collected in Ghana (October-November 2007) were assayed for alphaviruses, flaviviruses, and influenza A viruses using polymerase chain (PCR) techniques. One pool sample tested positive for Flavivirus RNA; further testing revealed that the amplified sequence was Yaoundé virus (YAOV), or closely related to it. YAOV is an apparently rare Flavivirus closely related to medically important human pathogens Japanese Encephalitis virus and West Nile virus. It is known only from West Africa. This is the first detection from Ghana, and only the second detection from a bird. Samples were negative for alphaviruses and Influenza A virus.
CitationWilliams, Richard A. J, R., Vázquez, A., Asante, I., et al. (2012) ‘Yaoundé-like virus in resident wild bird, Ghana’. African Journal of Microbiology Research (6), pp. 1966-1969. DOI: 10.5897/AJMR11.479
JournalAfrican Journal of Microbiology Research
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