Discovery of hantavirus circulating among Rattus rattus in French Mayotte island, Indian Ocean. - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles Journal of General Virology Year : 2016

Discovery of hantavirus circulating among Rattus rattus in French Mayotte island, Indian Ocean.

Myriam Ermonval
Lénai G Halos
  • Function : Author
Noël Tordo
  • Function : Correspondent author
  • PersonId : 987039

Connectez-vous pour contacter l'auteur

Abstract

Hantaviruses are emerging zoonotic viruses that cause human diseases. In this study, sera from 642 mammals from La Réunion and Mayotte islands (Indian Ocean) were screened for the presence of hantaviruses by molecular analysis. None of the mammals from La Réunion island was positive, but hantavirus genomic RNA was discovered in 29/160 (18 %) Rattus rattus from Mayotte island. The nucleoprotein coding region was sequenced from the liver and spleen of all positive individuals allowing epidemiological and intra-strain variability analyses. Phylogenetic analysis based on complete coding genomic sequences showed that this Murinae-associated hantavirus is a new variant of Thailand virus. Further studies are needed to investigate hantaviruses in rodent hosts and in Haemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS) human cases.

Domains

Virology
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
JGV-2016.pdf (458.33 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Explicit agreement for this submission

Dates and versions

pasteur-01350075 , version 1 (28-05-2021)

Licence

Copyright

Identifiers

Cite

Claudia Filippone, Guillaume Castel, Séverine Murri, Frédérik Beaulieux, Myriam Ermonval, et al.. Discovery of hantavirus circulating among Rattus rattus in French Mayotte island, Indian Ocean.. Journal of General Virology, 2016, 97 (5), pp.1060-1065. ⟨10.1099/jgv.0.000440⟩. ⟨pasteur-01350075⟩
252 View
71 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More