outbreak of human rabies in the peruvian jungle.transmission of rabies to man by vampire bats has been known for 60 years but there have been few reports of the features of rabies transmitted in this way. these aspects of the disease were investigated during an outbreak in peru in early 1990. between jan 1 and april 30, 1990, 29 (5%) of 636 residents of the two rural communities in the amazon jungle in peru acquired an illness characterised by hydrophobia, fever, and headache and died shortly thereafter. a census in one of the two towns revea ...19921346669
host-pathogen evolutionary signatures reveal dynamics and future invasions of vampire bat rabies.anticipating how epidemics will spread across landscapes requires understanding host dispersal events that are notoriously difficult to measure. here, we contrast host and virus genetic signatures to resolve the spatiotemporal dynamics underlying geographic expansions of vampire bat rabies virus (vbrv) in peru. phylogenetic analysis revealed recent viral spread between populations that, according to extreme geographic structure in maternally inherited host mitochondrial dna, appeared completely ...201627621441
enzootic and epizootic rabies associated with vampire bats, peru.during the past decade, incidence of human infection with rabies virus (rabv) spread by the common vampire bat (desmodus rotundus) increased considerably in south america, especially in remote areas of the amazon rainforest, where these bats commonly feed on humans. to better understand the epizootiology of rabies associated with vampire bats, we used complete sequences of the nucleoprotein gene to infer phylogenetic relationships among 157 rabv isolates collected from humans, domestic animals, ...201323969087
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