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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
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
prevalence and diversity of bartonella spp. in bats in peru.bartonella infections were investigated in bats in the amazon part of peru. a total of 112 bats belonging to 19 species were surveyed. bartonella bacteria were cultured from 24.1% of the bats (27/112). infection rates ranged from 0% to 100% per bat species. phylogenetic analyses of glta of the bartonella isolates revealed 21 genetic variants clustering into 13 divergent phylogroups. some bartonella strains were shared by bats of multiple species, and bats of some species were infected with multi ...201222826480
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