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Identification of GBV-D, a Novel GB-like Flavivirus from Old World Frugivorous Bats (Pteropus giganteus) in Bangladesh

  • Jonathan H. Epstein,

    Affiliation: Conservation Medicine Program, Wildlife Trust, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Phenix-Lan Quan,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Thomas Briese mail,

    thomas.briese@columbia.edu (TB); daszak@wildlifetrust.org (PD)

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Craig Street,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Omar Jabado,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Sean Conlan,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Shahneaz Ali Khan,

    Affiliations: Conservation Medicine Program, Wildlife Trust, New York, New York, United States of America, Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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  • Dawn Verdugo,

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • M. Jahangir Hossain,

    Affiliation: Programme on Infectious Disease and Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Stephen K. Hutchison,

    Affiliation: 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Michael Egholm,

    Affiliation: 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Stephen P. Luby,

    Affiliation: Programme on Infectious Disease and Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Peter Daszak mail,

    thomas.briese@columbia.edu (TB); daszak@wildlifetrust.org (PD)

    Affiliation: Conservation Medicine Program, Wildlife Trust, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • W. Ian Lipkin

    Affiliation: Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: July 01, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000972

About the Authors

Jonathan H. Epstein, Shahneaz Ali Khan, Peter Daszak
Conservation Medicine Program, Wildlife Trust, New York, New York, United States of America
Phenix-Lan Quan, Thomas Briese, Craig Street, Omar Jabado, Sean Conlan, Dawn Verdugo, W. Ian Lipkin
Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Shahneaz Ali Khan
Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh
M. Jahangir Hossain, Stephen P. Luby
Programme on Infectious Disease and Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Stephen K. Hutchison, Michael Egholm
454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JHE TB PD WIL. Performed the experiments: JHE PLQ DV SH. Analyzed the data: JHE PLQ TB CS OJ DV SKH ME PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JHE TB CS SC SAK MJH SKH ME SPL WIL. Wrote the paper: JHE PLQ TB WIL. Coordinated field and lab activities and logistics for work in Bangladesh; contributed to paper-writing: MJH. Coordinated permissions, field activities and logistics for work in Bangladesh; contributed to paper-writing: SPL.