TitleShuni Virus in Wildlife and Nonequine Domestic Animals, South Africa.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsSteyn, J, Motlou, P, van Eeden, C, Pretorius, M, Stivaktas, VI, Williams, J, Snyman, LP, Buss, PE, Beechler, BR, Jolles, AE, Perez-Martin, E, Myburgh, JG, Steyl, J, Venter, M
JournalEmerg Infect Dis
Date Published2020 07

We screened nonequine animals with unexplained neurologic signs or death in South Africa during 2010-2018 for Shuni virus (SHUV). SHUV was detected in 3.3% of wildlife, 1.1% of domestic, and 2.0% of avian species. Seropositivity was also demonstrated in wildlife. These results suggest a range of possible SHUV hosts in Africa.

Alternate JournalEmerg Infect Dis
PubMed ID32568048
PubMed Central IDPMC7323521
Grant ListBB/L011085/1 / / Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council / United Kingdom