reservoir of st. louis encephalitis virus in ohio bats.inoculation of the big brown bat (eptesicus fuscus) with a small dose of a st. louis encephalitis (sle) virus strain isolated in ohio indicated that the big brown bat was susceptible to infection. the virus was maintained in the bats through hibernation (70 days), and the bats developed a viremia within 4 days of arousal from hibernation (105 days after inoculation). a field survey of 390 big brown bats and little brown bats (myotis lucifugus) conducted in 5 regions of ohio during 1979 to 1981 r ...19836638648
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