Human rabies and rabies in vampire and nonvampire bat species, southeastern Peru, 2007

Gabriela Salmón-Mulanovich, Alicia Vásquez, Christian Albújar, Carolina Guevara, V. Alberto Laguna-Torres, Milagros Salazar, Hernan Zamalloa, Marcia Cáceres, Jorge Gómez-Benavides, Victor Pacheco, Carlos Contreras, Tadeusz Kochel, Michael Niezgoda, Felix R. Jackson, Andres Velasco-Villa, Charles Rupprecht, Joel M. Montgomery

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Abstract

After a human rabies outbreak in southeastern Peru, we collected bats to estimate the prevalence of rabies in various species. Among 165 bats from 6 genera and 10 species, 10.3% were antibody positive; antibody prevalence was similar in vampire and nonvampire bats. Thus, nonvampire bats may also be a source for human rabies in Peru.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1308-1310
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
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StatePublished - 1 Aug 2009

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    Salmón-Mulanovich, G., Vásquez, A., Albújar, C., Guevara, C., Laguna-Torres, V. A., Salazar, M., Zamalloa, H., Cáceres, M., Gómez-Benavides, J., Pacheco, V., Contreras, C., Kochel, T., Niezgoda, M., Jackson, F. R., Velasco-Villa, A., Rupprecht, C., & Montgomery, J. M. (2009). Human rabies and rabies in vampire and nonvampire bat species, southeastern Peru, 2007. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1308-1310. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1508.081522