Molecular characterization of rabies virus isolated from non-haematophagous bats in Brazil.

@article{Albas2011MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of rabies virus isolated from non-haematophagous bats in Brazil.},
  author={Avelino Albas and Ang{\'e}lica Cristine de Almeida Campos and Danielle Bastos Ara{\'u}jo and Camila Seabra Rodrigues and Miriam Martos Sodr{\'e} and Edison Luiz Durigon and Silvana Regina Favoretto},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={678-83}
}
INTRODUCTION Rabies is an important zoonosis that causes thousands of deaths worldwide each year. Although the terrestrial cycle, mainly transmitted by dogs, is controlled in Brazil, the aerial cycle remains a serious public health issue, besides the economic problem. In the aerial cycle, the haematophagous bat Desmodus rotundus is the main source of infection, where several different species of non-haematophagous bats can be infected and can transmit the virus. METHODS The aim of this work… CONTINUE READING