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Research Article

Novel Paramyxoviruses in Free-Ranging European Bats

  • Andreas Kurth equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andreas Kurth, Claudia Kohl

    KurthA@rki.de

    Affiliation: Robert Koch Institute, Centre for Biological Security, Berlin, Germany

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  • Claudia Kohl equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Andreas Kurth, Claudia Kohl

    Affiliation: Robert Koch Institute, Centre for Biological Security, Berlin, Germany

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  • Annika Brinkmann,

    Affiliation: Robert Koch Institute, Centre for Biological Security, Berlin, Germany

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  • Arnt Ebinger,

    Affiliation: Robert Koch Institute, Centre for Biological Security, Berlin, Germany

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  • Jennifer A. Harper,

    Affiliation: CSIRO Livestock Industries, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Victoria, Australia

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  • Lin-Fa Wang,

    Affiliation: CSIRO Livestock Industries, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Victoria, Australia

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  • Kristin Mühldorfer,

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

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  • Gudrun Wibbelt

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

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  • Published: June 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038688

About the Authors

Andreas Kurth, Claudia Kohl, Annika Brinkmann, Arnt Ebinger
Robert Koch Institute, Centre for Biological Security, Berlin, Germany
Jennifer A. Harper, Lin-Fa Wang
CSIRO Livestock Industries, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Victoria, Australia
Kristin Mühldorfer, Gudrun Wibbelt
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: KurthA@rki.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AK CK GW. Performed the experiments: CK AB AE KM JAH. Analyzed the data: AK CK LW GW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AK CK AB AE JAH LW KM GW. Wrote the paper: AK GW.