Little Evidence of Zika Virus Infection in Wild Long-Tailed Macaques, Peninsular Malaysia

Chua, Chong Long and Chan, Yoke Fun and Andu, Eva S.G. Soh and Rovie-Ryan, Jeffrine J. and Sitam, Frankie Thomas and Verasahib, Khebir and Sam, I-Ching (2019) Little Evidence of Zika Virus Infection in Wild Long-Tailed Macaques, Peninsular Malaysia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25 (2). pp. 374-376. ISSN 1080-6040

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Abstract

We tested a sample of 234 wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) trapped in Peninsular Malaysia in 2009, 2010, and 2016 for Zika virus RNA and antibodies. None were positive for RNA, and only 1.3% were seropositive for neutralizing antibodies. Long-tailed macaques are unlikely to be reservoirs for Zika virus in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DENV-1; DENV-2; FRNT; Macaca fascicularis; Malaysia; PRNT; Peninsular Malaysia; Zika virus; dengue virus; long-tailed macaques; macaque; neutralizing antibodies; nonhuman primates; plaque reduction neutralization test; seroprevalence; sylvatic cycle; viruses, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Ryan Japning
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 02:43
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 02:43
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35949

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