Influenza D virus has been identified in America, Europe, and Asia. We detected influenza D virus antibodies in cattle and small ruminants from North (Morocco) and West (Togo and Benin) Africa. Dromedary camels in Kenya harbored influenza C or D virus antibodies, indicating a potential new host for these viruses.
This work arises from the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme.
Salem E, Cook E, Lbacha H, Oliva J, Awoume F, Aplogan G, Hymann E, Muloi D, Deem S, Alali S, Zouagui Z, Fèvre E, Meyer G, Ducatez M (2017). Serologic Evidence for Influenza C and D Virus among Ruminants and Camelids, Africa, 1991-2015. Emerg Infect Dis. 23(9): 1556-1559
Serologic Evidence for Influenza C and D Virus among Ruminants and Camelids, Africa, 1991-2015
Published 1 September 2017