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bats in the belfry: an outbreak of histoplasmosis.the belfry and attic of a 100-year-old school building located in central illinois were infested with a colony of big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus). during the week of april 14, 1980, four workers disturbed the piles of bat droppings in the attic, causing dust to become airborne. seven to 10 days later, all four workers developed symptoms and chest x-ray findings compatible with acute pulmonary histoplasmosis. their sera had complement fixation (cf) titers of greater than or equal to 1:32 with f ...19827137434
bat rabies in illinois: 1965 to 1986.from 1968 to 1986, illinois (usa) citizens and agencies submitted 4,272 bats to the illinois department of public health for rabies testing. of this number, 6% tested positive, a rate comparable to similar studies from other parts of north america. due to sampling biases, the true infection rate among bats in illinois is probably lower than 6%. additional analysis relied on a subsample (n = 2,433) of the specimens collected from 1965 to 1986. prevalences were significantly different among years, ...19892915390
a survey for west nile virus in bats from illinois.a blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to test 97 serum samples from big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) captured in six counties in illinois between may 2002 and february 2004 for west nile virus (wnv) antibodies. one female big brown bat tested positive for wnv antibodies. samples of kidney, liver, and heart tissue were collected from 312 bats of seven species that were submitted to the illinois (usa) department of public health or the illinois department of agriculture diagnostic ...200616870875
a tale of two siblings: multiple paternity in big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) demonstrated using microsatellite markers.in many bat species, the opportunity for sperm competition or other mechanisms of post-copulatory paternity biasing is thought to be great, due to the long delay between copulation and fertilization, demonstrated sperm storage capabilities, and observed promiscuity. we present the results of the first study to assess whether litters of big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) containing dizygotic twins share the same father. we sampled 26 mother-offspring triads from three colonies in indiana and illin ...200616367843
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