Viral antibody dynamics in a chiropteran host
Kate S. Baker, Richard Suu-Ire, Jennifer Barr, David T. S. Hayman, Christopher C. Broder, Daniel L. Horton, Christopher Durrant, Pablo R. Murcia, Andrew A. Cunningham and James L. N. Wood
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12153
This is the first study of henipaviral infection dynamics in a fully closed population of the natural reservoir hosts. The authors detect population-level infection persistence as well as increased periods of viral transmission related to life-cycle events. These data help us to understand the seasonality of recurrent zoonotic spillovers of viruses from bat populations.