Isolation of a European bat lyssavirus type 2 from a Daubenton's bat in the United Kingdom.

@article{Johnson2003IsolationOA,
  title={Isolation of a European bat lyssavirus type 2 from a Daubenton's bat in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Nicholas Johnson and David Selden and Graham Parsons and Derek M Healy and Sharon M. Brookes and L M McElhinney and Alison M. Hutson and Anthony R Fooks},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2003},
  volume={152 13},
  pages={
          383-7
        }
}
European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) has been isolated once previously from a bat in the UK in June 1996. In September 2002, a Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) found in Lancashire developed abnormal behaviour, including unprovoked aggression, while it was in captivity. Brain samples from the bat were tested for virus of the Lyssavirus genus, which includes EBLV-2 (genotype 6), and classical rabies virus (genotype 1). A positive fluorescent antibody test confirmed that it was infected… CONTINUE READING

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