Novel arenavirus isolates from Namaqua rock mice, Namibia, Southern Africa

Witkowski, P. T. ; Kallies, R. ; Hoveka, J. ; Auste, B. ; Ithete, Ndapewa L. ; Soltys, K. ; Szemes, T. ; Drosten, C. ; Preiser, Wolfgang ; Klempa, B. ; Mfune, J. K. ; Kruger, D. H. (2015-07)

CITATION: Witkowski, P. T. et al. 2015. Novel arenavirus isolates from Namaqua rock mice, Namibia, Southern Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 21(7):1213-1216, doi: 10.3201/eid2107.141341.

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Arenaviruses are feared as agents that cause viral hemorrhagic fevers. We report the identification, isolation, and genetic characterization of 2 novel arenaviruses from Namaqua rock mice in Namibia. These findings extend knowledge of the distribution and diversity of arenaviruses in Africa.

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