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Isolation and genetic characterization of encephalomyocarditis virus 1 from a deceased captive hamadryas baboon

In 2007, numerous hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas) died suddenly in an aviary of a primate institute in Sochi, Russia, in the absence of prior clinical signs. Necropsies were suggestive of encephalomyocarditis virus infection, but RT-PCR assays with commonly used primers were negative. Here we report the histopathological results obtained during necropsies and the isolation and genomic characterization of a divergent strain of encephalomyocarditis virus 1 (EMCV-1) from heart tissue of one of the succumbed hamadryas baboons. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that the isolated virus belongs to the newly proposed EMCV-1 lineage G, which clusters alongside lineage C (“Mengo virus”). This study is the first report describing a lineage G strain of EMCV-1 as the etiological agent of a lethal disease outbreak among captive nonhuman primates in Europe.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0168170217304252

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