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Reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification assay for rapid detection of canine associated rabies virus in Africa.

Coertse J, Weyer J, Nel LH, Markotter W.

PLoS One. 2019 Jul 5;14(7):e0219292. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219292. eCollection 2019.


Paramyxo- and Coronaviruses in Rwandan Bats.

Markotter W, Geldenhuys M, Jansen van Vuren P, Kemp A, Mortlock M, Mudakikwa A, Nel L, Nziza J, Paweska J, Weyer J.

Trop Med Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 2;4(3). pii: E99. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed4030099.


Spotted fever rickettsiosis in South Africa: Evaluation of laboratory diagnostic capacity and inter-laboratory comparison of serological testing.

Trataris-Rebisz AN, Rossouw J, Markotter W, Frean JA, Weyer J.

S Afr Med J. 2019 Mar 29;109(4):223-226. doi: 10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i4.13788.


Studying the microbiota of bats: Accuracy of direct and indirect samplings.

Dietrich M, Markotter W.

Ecol Evol. 2019 Jan 24;9(4):1730-1735. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4842. eCollection 2019 Feb.


Bat lyssaviruses.

Markotter W, Coertse J.

Rev Sci Tech. 2018 Aug;37(2):385-400. doi: 10.20506/rst.37.2.2809.


Multiplex real-time RT-PCR for detection and distinction of Spondweni and Zika virus.

Rademan R, Markotter W, Paweska JT, Jansen van Vuren P.

J Virol Methods. 2019 Apr;266:72-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2019.01.011. Epub 2019 Feb 4.


Epidemiological aspects of the persistent transmission of rabies during an outbreak (2010 - 2017) in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Coetzer A, Gwenhure L, Makaya P, Markotter W, Nel L.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 10;14(1):e0210018. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210018. eCollection 2019.


Co-Circulation and Excretion Dynamics of Diverse Rubula- and Related Viruses in Egyptian Rousette Bats from South Africa.

Mortlock M, Dietrich M, Weyer J, Paweska JT, Markotter W.

Viruses. 2019 Jan 8;11(1). pii: E37. doi: 10.3390/v11010037.


A novel adenovirus isolated from the Egyptian fruit bat in South Africa is closely related to recent isolates from China.

Jansen van Vuren P, Allam M, Wiley MR, Ismail A, Storm N, Birkhead M, Markotter W, Palacios G, Paweska JT.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 25;8(1):9584. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27836-w.


Synchronized shift of oral, faecal and urinary microbiotas in bats and natural infection dynamics during seasonal reproduction.

Dietrich M, Kearney T, Seamark ECJ, Paweska JT, Markotter W.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 May 2;5(5):180041. doi: 10.1098/rsos.180041. eCollection 2018 May.


Marburg Virus Infection in Egyptian Rousette Bats, South Africa, 2013-20141.

Pawęska JT, Jansen van Vuren P, Kemp A, Storm N, Grobbelaar AA, Wiley MR, Palacios G, Markotter W.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Jun;24(6):1134-1137. doi: 10.3201/eid2406.172165.


Taxonomy of the family Arenaviridae and the order Bunyavirales: update 2018.

Maes P, Alkhovsky SV, Bào Y, Beer M, Birkhead M, Briese T, Buchmeier MJ, Calisher CH, Charrel RN, Choi IR, Clegg CS, de la Torre JC, Delwart E, DeRisi JL, Di Bello PL, Di Serio F, Digiaro M, Dolja VV, Drosten C, Druciarek TZ, Du J, Ebihara H, Elbeaino T, Gergerich RC, Gillis AN, Gonzalez JJ, Haenni AL, Hepojoki J, Hetzel U, Hồ T, Hóng N, Jain RK, Jansen van Vuren P, Jin Q, Jonson MG, Junglen S, Keller KE, Kemp A, Kipar A, Kondov NO, Koonin EV, Kormelink R, Korzyukov Y, Krupovic M, Lambert AJ, Laney AG, LeBreton M, Lukashevich IS, Marklewitz M, Markotter W, Martelli GP, Martin RR, Mielke-Ehret N, Mühlbach HP, Navarro B, Ng TFF, Nunes MRT, Palacios G, Pawęska JT, Peters CJ, Plyusnin A, Radoshitzky SR, Romanowski V, Salmenperä P, Salvato MS, Sanfaçon H, Sasaya T, Schmaljohn C, Schneider BS, Shirako Y, Siddell S, Sironen TA, Stenglein MD, Storm N, Sudini H, Tesh RB, Tzanetakis IE, Uppala M, Vapalahti O, Vasilakis N, Walker PJ, Wáng G, Wáng L, Wáng Y, Wèi T, Wiley MR, Wolf YI, Wolfe ND, Wú Z, Xú W, Yang L, Yāng Z, Yeh SD, Zhāng YZ, Zhèng Y, Zhou X, Zhū C, Zirkel F, Kuhn JH.

Arch Virol. 2018 Aug;163(8):2295-2310. doi: 10.1007/s00705-018-3843-5. Epub 2018 Apr 21.


Biogeography of Leptospira in wild animal communities inhabiting the insular ecosystem of the western Indian Ocean islands and neighboring Africa.

Dietrich M, Gomard Y, Lagadec E, Ramasindrazana B, Le Minter G, Guernier V, Benlali A, Rocamora G, Markotter W, Goodman SM, Dellagi K, Tortosa P.

Emerg Microbes Infect. 2018 Apr 4;7(1):57. doi: 10.1038/s41426-018-0059-4.


A metagenomic viral discovery approach identifies potential zoonotic and novel mammalian viruses in Neoromicia bats within South Africa.

Geldenhuys M, Mortlock M, Weyer J, Bezuidt O, Seamark ECJ, Kearney T, Gleasner C, Erkkila TH, Cui H, Markotter W.

PLoS One. 2018 Mar 26;13(3):e0194527. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194527. eCollection 2018.


Antibody Responses to Marburg Virus in Egyptian Rousette Bats and Their Role in Protection against Infection.

Storm N, Jansen Van Vuren P, Markotter W, Paweska JT.

Viruses. 2018 Feb 10;10(2). pii: E73. doi: 10.3390/v10020073.


Pathogenicity and Immunogenicity of Recombinant Rabies Viruses Expressing the Lagos Bat Virus Matrix and Glycoprotein: Perspectives for a Pan-Lyssavirus Vaccine.

Kgaladi J, Faber M, Dietzschold B, Nel LH, Markotter W.

Trop Med Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 9;2(3). pii: E37. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed2030037.


Epidemiology of Rabies in Lesotho: The Importance of Routine Surveillance and Virus Characterization.

Coetzer A, Coertse J, Makalo MJ, Molomo M, Markotter W, Nel LH.

Trop Med Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 19;2(3). pii: E30. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed2030030.


Isolation of a novel orthobunyavirus from bat flies (Eucampsipoda africana).

Jansen van Vuren P, Wiley MR, Palacios G, Storm N, Markotter W, Birkhead M, Kemp A, Paweska JT.

J Gen Virol. 2017 May;98(5):935-945. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000753. Epub 2017 May 11.


Enhanced diagnosis of rabies and molecular evidence for the transboundary spread of the disease in Mozambique.

Coetzer A, Anahory I, Dias PT, Sabeta CT, Scott TP, Markotter W, Nel LH.

J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2017 Mar 24;88(0):e1-e9. doi: 10.4102/jsava.v88i0.1397.


New isolations of the rabies-related Mokola virus from South Africa.

Coertse J, Markotter W, le Roux K, Stewart D, Sabeta CT, Nel LH.

BMC Vet Res. 2017 Jan 31;13(1):37. doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-0948-0.


Surveillance of Bat Coronaviruses in Kenya Identifies Relatives of Human Coronaviruses NL63 and 229E and Their Recombination History.

Tao Y, Shi M, Chommanard C, Queen K, Zhang J, Markotter W, Kuzmin IV, Holmes EC, Tong S.

J Virol. 2017 Feb 14;91(5). pii: e01953-16. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01953-16. Print 2017 Mar 1.


The excreted microbiota of bats: evidence of niche specialisation based on multiple body habitats.

Dietrich M, Kearney T, Seamark EC, Markotter W.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2017 Jan;364(1). pii: fnw284. doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnw284. Epub 2016 Dec 15.


Serological Evidence of Lyssaviruses among Bats on Southwestern Indian Ocean Islands.

Mélade J, McCulloch S, Ramasindrazana B, Lagadec E, Turpin M, Pascalis H, Goodman SM, Markotter W, Dellagi K.

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 8;11(8):e0160553. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160553. eCollection 2016.


Isolation of a Novel Fusogenic Orthoreovirus from Eucampsipoda africana Bat Flies in South Africa.

Jansen van Vuren P, Wiley M, Palacios G, Storm N, McCulloch S, Markotter W, Birkhead M, Kemp A, Paweska JT.

Viruses. 2016 Feb 29;8(3):65. doi: 10.3390/v8030065.


Diversity of Bartonella and Rickettsia spp. in Bats and Their Blood-Feeding Ectoparasites from South Africa and Swaziland.

Dietrich M, Tjale MA, Weyer J, Kearney T, Seamark EC, Nel LH, Monadjem A, Markotter W.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 21;11(3):e0152077. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152077. eCollection 2016.


Experimental Inoculation of Egyptian Fruit Bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) with Ebola Virus.

Paweska JT, Storm N, Grobbelaar AA, Markotter W, Kemp A, Jansen van Vuren P.

Viruses. 2016 Jan 22;8(2). pii: E29. doi: 10.3390/v8020029.


Leptospira and Bats: Story of an Emerging Friendship.

Dietrich M, Mühldorfer K, Tortosa P, Markotter W.

PLoS Pathog. 2015 Nov 12;11(11):e1005176. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005176. eCollection 2015. Review. No abstract available.


Novel Paramyxoviruses in Bats from Sub-Saharan Africa, 2007-2012.

Mortlock M, Kuzmin IV, Weyer J, Gilbert AT, Agwanda B, Rupprecht CE, Nel LH, Kearney T, Malekani JM, Markotter W.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Oct;21(10):1840-3. doi: 10.3201/eid2110.140368.


Utility of forensic detection of rabies virus in decomposed exhumed dog carcasses.

Markotter W, Coertse J, le Roux K, Peens J, Weyer J, Blumberg L, Nel LH.

J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2015 May 18;86(1):1220. doi: 10.4102/jsava.v86i1.1220.


Lack of Marburg Virus Transmission From Experimentally Infected to Susceptible In-Contact Egyptian Fruit Bats.

Paweska JT, Jansen van Vuren P, Fenton KA, Graves K, Grobbelaar AA, Moolla N, Leman P, Weyer J, Storm N, McCulloch SD, Scott TP, Markotter W, Odendaal L, Clift SJ, Geisbert TW, Hale MJ, Kemp A.

J Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 1;212 Suppl 2:S109-18. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv132. Epub 2015 Apr 2.


Comparison of biotinylated monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies in an evaluation of a direct rapid immunohistochemical test for the routine diagnosis of rabies in southern Africa.

Coetzer A, Sabeta CT, Markotter W, Rupprecht CE, Nel LH.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Sep 25;8(9):e3189. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003189. eCollection 2014 Sep.


Antibodies against Duvenhage virus in insectivorous bats in Swaziland.

Markotter W, Monadjem A, Nel LH.

J Wildl Dis. 2013 Oct;49(4):1000-3. doi: 10.7589/2012-10-257.


Diversity and epidemiology of Mokola virus.

Kgaladi J, Wright N, Coertse J, Markotter W, Marston D, Fooks AR, Freuling CM, Müller TF, Sabeta CT, Nel LH.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Oct 24;7(10):e2511. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002511. eCollection 2013.


Dog rabies in southern Africa: regional surveillance and phylogeographical analyses are an important component of control and elimination strategies.

Mollentze N, Weyer J, Markotter W, le Roux K, Nel LH.

Virus Genes. 2013 Dec;47(3):569-73. doi: 10.1007/s11262-013-0974-3. Epub 2013 Aug 31.


Isolation and molecular characterization of Fikirini rhabdovirus, a novel virus from a Kenyan bat.

Kading RC, Gilbert AT, Mossel EC, Crabtree MB, Kuzmin IV, Niezgoda M, Agwanda B, Markotter W, Weil MR, Montgomery JM, Rupprecht CE, Miller BR.

J Gen Virol. 2013 Nov;94(Pt 11):2393-8. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.053983-0. Epub 2013 Aug 12.


Comparison of pathogenic domains of rabies and African rabies-related lyssaviruses and pathogenicity observed in mice.

Kgaladi J, Nel LH, Markotter W.

Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 2013 Mar 8;80(1):511. doi: 10.4102/ojvr.v80i1.511.


Human cases of Sindbis fever in South Africa, 2006-2010.

Storm N, Weyer J, Markotter W, Kemp A, Leman PA, Dermaux-Msimang V, Nel LH, Paweska JT.

Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Feb;142(2):234-8. doi: 10.1017/S0950268813000964. Epub 2013 Apr 24.


Bats are a major natural reservoir for hepaciviruses and pegiviruses.

Quan PL, Firth C, Conte JM, Williams SH, Zambrana-Torrelio CM, Anthony SJ, Ellison JA, Gilbert AT, Kuzmin IV, Niezgoda M, Osinubi MO, Recuenco S, Markotter W, Breiman RF, Kalemba L, Malekani J, Lindblade KA, Rostal MK, Ojeda-Flores R, Suzan G, Davis LB, Blau DM, Ogunkoya AB, Alvarez Castillo DA, Moran D, Ngam S, Akaibe D, Agwanda B, Briese T, Epstein JH, Daszak P, Rupprecht CE, Holmes EC, Lipkin WI.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 14;110(20):8194-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1303037110. Epub 2013 Apr 22.


Complete genome and molecular epidemiological data infer the maintenance of rabies among kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) in Namibia.

Scott TP, Fischer M, Khaiseb S, Freuling C, Höper D, Hoffmann B, Markotter W, Müller T, Nel LH.

PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58739. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058739. Epub 2013 Mar 20.


Coronaviruses in South African bats.

Geldenhuys M, Weyer J, Nel LH, Markotter W.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013 Jul;13(7):516-9. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2012.1101. Epub 2013 Mar 8.


A case study of rabies diagnosis from formalin-fixed brain material.

Coertse J, Nel LH, Sabeta CT, Weyer J, Grobler A, Walters J, Markotter W.

J S Afr Vet Assoc. 2011 Dec;82(4):250-3.


Commerson's leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros commersoni) is the likely reservoir of Shimoni bat virus.

Kuzmin IV, Turmelle AS, Agwanda B, Markotter W, Niezgoda M, Breiman RF, Rupprecht CE.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011 Nov;11(11):1465-70. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2011.0663. Epub 2011 Aug 25.


Epidemiology of human rabies in South Africa, 1983-2007.

Weyer J, Szmyd-Potapczuk AV, Blumberg LH, Leman PA, Markotter W, Swanepoel R, Paweska JT, Nel LH.

Virus Res. 2011 Jan;155(1):283-90. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2010.10.023. Epub 2010 Oct 29.


Improved PCR methods for detection of African rabies and rabies-related lyssaviruses.

Coertse J, Weyer J, Nel LH, Markotter W.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Nov;48(11):3949-55. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01256-10. Epub 2010 Sep 1.


Evolutionary history of African mongoose rabies.

Van Zyl N, Markotter W, Nel LH.

Virus Res. 2010 Jun;150(1-2):93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2010.02.018. Epub 2010 Mar 7.


Shimoni bat virus, a new representative of the Lyssavirus genus.

Kuzmin IV, Mayer AE, Niezgoda M, Markotter W, Agwanda B, Breiman RF, Rupprecht CE.

Virus Res. 2010 May;149(2):197-210. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2010.01.018. Epub 2010 Feb 6.


Marburg virus in fruit bat, Kenya.

Kuzmin IV, Niezgoda M, Franka R, Agwanda B, Markotter W, Breiman RF, Shieh WJ, Zaki SR, Rupprecht CE.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Feb;16(2):352-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1602.091269. No abstract available.


Evaluation of a rapid immunodiagnostic test kit for detection of African lyssaviruses from brain material.

Markotter W, York D, Sabeta CT, Shumba W, Zulu G, Le Roux K, Nel LH.

Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 2009 Jun;76(2):257-62.


Lagos bat virus virulence in mice inoculated by the peripheral route.

Markotter W, Kuzmin IV, Rupprecht CE, Nel LH.

Epidemiol Infect. 2009 Aug;137(8):1155-62. doi: 10.1017/S0950268808001945. Epub 2009 Jan 15.


Possible emergence of West Caucasian bat virus in Africa.

Kuzmin IV, Niezgoda M, Franka R, Agwanda B, Markotter W, Beagley JC, Urazova OY, Breiman RF, Rupprecht CE.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Dec;14(12):1887-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1412.080750.

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