Borna disease virus (BDV) is the causative agent of severe T-cell-mediated meningoencephalitis in horses, sheep, and other animal species in central Europe. Here we report the first unequivocal detection of a BDV reservoir species, the bicolored white-toothed shrew, Crocidura leucodon, in an area in Switzerland with endemic Borna disease.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)