Role of wildlife in emergence of Ebola virus in Kaigbono (Likati), Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017

Sophie Gryseels, Placide Mbala-Kingebeni, Innocent Akonda, Roger Angoyo, Ahidjo Ayouba, Pascal Baelo, Daniel Bamuleka Mukadi, Elie Bugentho, Trenton Bushmaker, Christelle Butel, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Eric Delaporte, Birgit De Smet, Ariane Düx, François Edidi-Atani, Robert Fischer, Corneille Kahandi, Jimmy Kapetshi, Servet Kimbonza Sumba, Léonce KouadioAndré Malekani Bendeke, Claude Mande, Guy Midingi Sepolo, Joseph Moudindo, Eitel Mpoudi Ngole, Prescott Musaba, Patrick Mutombo, Innocent Ndong Bass, Casimir Nebesse, Steve Ngoy, Simon-Pierre Ndimbo Kumogo, Stephanie N Seifert, Jacques Tanzito, Dudu Akaibe, Nicaise Amundala, Kevin K Ariën, Guy-Crispin Gembu, Fabian H Leendertz, Herwig Leirs, Jean-Claude Mukinzi, Vincent Munster, Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, Martine Peeters, Erik Verheyen, Steve Ahuka-Mundeke

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Abstract

After the 2017 Ebola virus (EBOV) outbreak in Likati, a district in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, we sampled small mammals from the location where the primary case-patient presumably acquired the infection. None tested positive for EBOV RNA or antibodies against EBOV, highlighting the ongoing challenge in detecting animal reservoirs for EBOV.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)2205-2209
Number of pages5
ISSN1080-6040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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