Discovery of an ebolavirus-like filovirus in europe.

TitleDiscovery of an ebolavirus-like filovirus in europe.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsNegredo, A, Palacios, G, Vázquez-Morón, S, González, F, Dopazo, H, Molero, F, Juste, J, Quetglas, J, Savji, N, Martínez, Mde la Cruz, Herrera, JEnrique, Pizarro, M, Hutchison, SK, Echevarría, JE, W Lipkin, I, Tenorio, A
JournalPLoS pathogens
Date Published2011 Oct

Filoviruses, amongst the most lethal of primate pathogens, have only been reported as natural infections in sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines. Infections of bats with the ebolaviruses and marburgviruses do not appear to be associated with disease. Here we report identification in dead insectivorous bats of a genetically distinct filovirus, provisionally named Lloviu virus, after the site of detection, Cueva del Lloviu, in Spain.