first isolation of a rabid bat infected with european bat lyssavirus in luxembourg.rabid bats are regularly reported in europe, especially in countries that have implemented a bat surveillance network. in may 2013, bat rabies was evidenced for the first time in luxembourg (southern city of differdange). the rabies virus, an eblv-1b strain, was diagnosed in a serotine bat that bit a 29-year-old male person while he was asleep. the man received rapidly a post-exposure rabv treatment and was put under strict medical supervision.201524373212
the epidemiology of the human rabies threat in the grand duchy of luxembourg.epidemiological data were recorded and blood samples were obtained from a group of 297 individuals from luxembourg who had been in contact with rabies-infected or -suspected animals from 1979 to 1985, and who had been vaccinated with a complete course of hdcs rabies vaccine. the majority of the subjects were farmers aged between 30 and 59. the most frequent source of infection was cattle, followed by foxes, sheep and cats. dogs were in the fifth position only, probably as a direct result of obli ...19883207500
[experience with antirabies vaccination of foxes using the oral route coordinated among several european countries and perspectives on the use of recombinant vaccinia-rabies virus].campaigns of fox vaccination against rabies were carried out in belgium, grand-duchy of luxembourg and france in september 1986, june and september 1987. the sad b19 attenuated strain of rabies virus, contained in baits (tübingen baits) was used as vaccine. baits were distributed at a range density of 11 to 15 baits per km2. first results are very encouraging. a recombinant vaccinia virus harbouring the rabies virus glycoprotein gene has been developed. this recombinant virus can be given to the ...19883268767
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