Twenty years of active bat rabies surveillance in Germany: a detailed analysis and future perspectives.

@article{Schatz2014TwentyYO,
  title={Twenty years of active bat rabies surveillance in Germany: a detailed analysis and future perspectives.},
  author={Juliane Schatz and Bernd Ohlendorf and Prof. Dr. R. Busse and G Pelz and Dietrich Dolch and Jens Teubner and J A Encarnaç{\~a}o and R-U M{\"u}hle and M Fischer and Bernd Hoffmann and Linda Kwasnitschka and Anne Balkema-Buschmann and Thomas C Mettenleiter and Thomas M{\"u}ller and Conrad M Freuling},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2014},
  volume={142 6},
  pages={1155-66}
}
SUMMARY In Germany, active bat rabies surveillance was conducted between 1993 and 2012. A total of 4546 oropharyngeal swab samples from 18 bat species were screened for the presence of EBLV-1- , EBLV-2- and BBLV-specific RNA. Overall, 0·15% of oropharyngeal swab samples tested EBLV-1 positive, with the majority originating from Eptesicus serotinus. Interestingly, out of seven RT-PCR-positive oropharyngeal swabs subjected to virus isolation, viable virus was isolated from a single serotine bat… CONTINUE READING