, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 18–25 | Cite as

Assessing the Evidence Supporting Fruit Bats as the Primary Reservoirs for Ebola Viruses

  • Siv Aina J. Leendertz
  • Jan F. Gogarten
  • Ariane Düx
  • Sebastien Calvignac-Spencer
  • Fabian H. Leendertz



The authors thank Bodil Jensen for support and discussions. JFG was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (DGE-1142336), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research’s Systems Biology Training Program; an NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), a long-term Research Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD-91525837-57048249), a Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science Excellence Award, and a Graduate Research Mobility Award from McGill University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siv Aina J. Leendertz
    • 1
  • Jan F. Gogarten
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ariane Düx
    • 1
  • Sebastien Calvignac-Spencer
    • 1
  • Fabian H. Leendertz
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group Epidemiology of Highly Pathogenic MicroorganismsRobert Koch-InstituteBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Primatology DepartmentMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Department of BiologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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