Rabies in a captive colony of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus).

@article{Shankar2004RabiesIA,
  title={Rabies in a captive colony of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus).},
  author={Vidya Shankar and Richard A. Bowen and April D. Davis and Charles E. Rupprecht and Thomas O'Shea},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={403-13}
}
Our research has focused on the ecology of commensal populations of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) in Fort Collins, Colorado (USA), in relation to rabies virus (RV) transmission. We captured 35 big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) in late summer 2001 and held them captive for 4.8 mo. The bats were initially placed in an indoor cage for 1 mo then segregated into groups of two to six per cage. Two of the bats succumbed to rabies virus (RV) within the first month of capture. Despite group housing… CONTINUE READING

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