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study of lyssaviruses of bat origin as a source of rabies for other animal species in the state of rio de janeiro, brazil.an epidemic-geographic rabies study was carried out in which 72 animal and human brain samples were analyzed for lyssaviruses by a direct immunofluorescent technique (dift) and a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (rt-pcr) assay. fifty-two samples were also tested by a mouse inoculation test. lyssavirus rna was detected in 60 of 72 samples. five dift-negative bat samples tested by a nested pcr assay showed evidence of the presence of rabies virus rna. sequencing of amplified rabies ...200312932103
circulation of the rabies virus in non-hematophagous bats in the city of rio de janeiro, brazil, during 2001-2010.rabies is one of the most known lethal zoonosis, responsible for 55,000 human deaths per year. it is transmitted to humans mainly by the bite of domestic or wild animals infected with the virus. this paper shows the circulation of this virus in non-hematophagous bats in the city of rio de janeiro, brazil.201222534988
[rabies virus in nyctinomops laticaudatus bats in the city of rio de janeiro: isolation, titration and epidemiology].the first case report of rabies in bats of the species nyctinomops laticaudatus, in the city of rio de janeiro city, is presented. virus isolation and titration were performed in different tissues, and high titers were found in the brain and salivary glands. rabies occurrence in such an infrequent species in this state suggests that the disease may be more prevalent than it appears to be.200717876476
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