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A new lyssavirus - The first endemic rabies-related virus recognized in Australia

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Hooper, P.T., Lunt, R.A., Gould, A.R., Samaratunga, H., Hyatt, A. D., Gleeson, L.J., Rodwell, B.J., Rupprecht, C. E., Smith, J.S. and Murray, P.K. (1997) A new lyssavirus - The first endemic rabies-related virus recognized in Australia. Bulletin de l'Institut Pasteur, 95 (4). pp. 209-218. ISSN 0020-2452

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0020-2452(97)83529-5


A previously undiscovered lyssavirus has been identified in fruit bats in Australia. Although close to classical rabies virus, antigenically and genetically, the Australian bat lyssavirus represents a new genotype. It causes central nervous system pathology in bats and has caused the death of one woman.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Lyssavirus; Emerging infectious disease; ABL; Rabies; Animal; Bat; Human; Australia; Review
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Veterinary virology
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary epidemiology. Epizootiology
Veterinary medicine > Communicable diseases of animals (General)
Live Archive:14 Feb 2024 23:20
Last Modified:14 Feb 2024 23:20

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