Ebola Virus Neutralizing Antibodies in Dogs from Sierra Leone, 2017

Fischer, Kerstin GND; Suluku, Roland; Fehling, Sarah Katharina; Jabaty, Juliet; Koroma, Bashiru; Strecker, Thomas; Groschup, Martin H. GND; Diederich, Sandra GND

Ebola virus (EBOV) is a highly pathogenic zoonotic virus for which the reservoir host has not been identified. To study the role of dogs as potential hosts, we screened 300 serum samples from dogs in Sierra Leone and found EBOV neutralizing antibodies in 12, suggesting their susceptibility to natural infection.

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Fischer, Kerstin / Suluku, Roland / Fehling, Sarah / et al: Ebola Virus Neutralizing Antibodies in Dogs from Sierra Leone, 2017. 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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