Rabies virus infection of a flying fox bat, Pteropus policephalus in Chandigarh, Northern India.

@article{Pal1980RabiesVI,
  title={Rabies virus infection of a flying fox bat, Pteropus policephalus in Chandigarh, Northern India.},
  author={Sribani Pal and Bhavinder Arora and Pran Nath Chhuttani and Shobha Broor and Sumit Choudhury and Romesh M Joshi and Sidhatha D Ray},
  journal={Tropical and geographical medicine},
  year={1980},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={265-7}
}
The present communication reports for the first time in South East Asia an active infection of frugivorous flying fox bat (Pteropus poliocephalus) with a virus belonging to the Rhabdo virus group -- a bat virus. Negri body like structures were demonstrated by Seller's stain and direct immunofluorescence in the brain and salivary gland of the dead bat. The virus was isolated after intracerebral inoculation of homogenate of the bat brain, salivary gland or brown fat separately in new born mice. 

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