Human rabies and rabies in vampire and nonvampire bat species, Southeastern Peru, 2007.Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Aug; 15(8):1308-10.EI
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.