Lyssavirus surveillance in bats, Bangladesh

Ivan V. Kuzmin, Michael Niezgoda, Darin S. Carroll, Natalie Keeler, Mohammed Jahangir Hossain, Robert F. Breiman, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Charles E. Rupprecht

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Lyssavirus surveillance in bats was performed in Bangladesh during 2003 and 2004. No virus isolates were obtained. Three serum samples (all from Pteropus giganteus, n = 127) of 288 total serum samples, obtained from bats in 9 different taxa, neutralized lyssaviruses Aravan and Khujand. The infection occurs in bats in Bangladesh, but virus prevalence appears low.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-488
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Kuzmin, I. V., Niezgoda, M., Carroll, D. S., Keeler, N., Hossain, M. J., Breiman, R. F., Ksiazek, T. G., & Rupprecht, C. E. (2006). Lyssavirus surveillance in bats, Bangladesh. Emerging infectious diseases, 12(3), 486-488.