Novel Cyclovirus in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid, Malawi, 2010-2011

Saskia Smits, Ed Zijlstra, Jaap van Hellemond, Claudia Schapendonk, Rogier Bodewes, Anita Schürch, Bart Haagmans, Ab Osterhaus

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To identify unknown human viruses, we analyzed serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples from patient with unexplained paraplegia from Malawi by using viral metagenomics. A novel cyclovirus species was identified and subsequently found in 15% and 10% of serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples, respectively. These data expand our knowledge of cyclovirus diversity and tropism.
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Pages (from-to)1511-1513
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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