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bat trait, genetic and pathogen data from large-scale investigations of african fruit bats, eidolon helvum.bats, including african straw-coloured fruit bats (eidolon helvum), have been highlighted as reservoirs of many recently emerged zoonotic viruses. this common, widespread and ecologically important species was the focus of longitudinal and continent-wide studies of the epidemiological and ecology of lagos bat virus, henipaviruses and achimota viruses. here we present a spatial, morphological, demographic, genetic and serological dataset encompassing 2827 bats from nine countries over an 8-year p ...201627479120
exposure to lyssaviruses in bats of the democratic republic of the congo.lyssavirus infections in the democratic republic of congo are poorly documented. we examined 218 bats. no lyssavirus antigens were detected but lagos bat virus (lbv) neutralizing antibodies (vna) were detected in eidolon helvum and myonycteris torquata . four samples with lbv vna reacted against shimoni bat virus.201728151079
evidence of lagos bat virus circulation among nigerian fruit bats.during lyssavirus surveillance, 350 brains from four species of fruit bats and one species of insectivorous bat were collected from seven locations in northern nigeria during may to october, 2006. lyssavirus antigen was not detected in the brains, and isolation attempts in mice were unsuccessful. however, serologic tests demonstrated the presence of lyssavirus-neutralizing antibodies in bat sera. of 140 sera tested, 27 (19%) neutralized lagos bat virus, and two of these additionally neutralized ...201020090042
detection of rabies virus antibodies in fruit bats (eidolon helvum) from nigeria.fruit bats (eidolon helvum) were collected from three different localities in western nigeria: oti, ibadan and idanre. fifty serum samples were analyzed using a modified rapid fluorescent focus inhibition technique against rabies, mokola, lagos bat and duvenhage viruses. twenty-five brain samples were screened for rabies and related lyssavirus antigens by direct fluorescent antibody microscopy and by an indirect fluorescent antibody technique with rabies anti-nucleocapsid monoclonal antibodies. ...19902187101
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