Kevin J Olival, Ariful Islam, Meng Yu, Simon J Anthony, Jonathan H Epstein, Shahneaz Ali Khan, Salah Uddin Khan, Gary Crameri, Lin-Fa Wang, W Ian Lipkin, Stephen P Luby, Peter Daszak
To determine geographic range for Ebola virus, we tested 276 bats in Bangladesh. Five (3.5%) bats were positive for antibodies against Ebola Zaire and Reston viruses; no virus was detected by PCR. These bats might be a reservoir for Ebola or Ebola-like viruses, and extend the range of filoviruses to mainland Asia.
February 2013: Emerging Infectious Diseases