Bats and lyssaviruses.

  title={Bats and lyssaviruses.},
  author={Ashley C Banyard and David Hayman and Nicholas W. Johnson and L M McElhinney and Anthony R Fooks},
  journal={Advances in virus research},
Numerous bat species have been identified as important reservoirs of zoonotic viral pathogens. Rabies and rabies-related viruses constitute one of the most important viral zoonoses and pose a significant threat to public health across the globe. Whereas rabies virus (RABV) appears to be restricted to bats of the New World, related lyssavirus species have not been detected in the Americas and have only been detected in bat populations across Africa, Eurasia, and Australia. Currently, 11 distinct… CONTINUE READING
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