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A comparative study of rabies virus isolates from hematophagous bats in Brazil.
J Wildl Dis. 2010 Oct; 46(4):1335-9.JW

Abstract

The Brazilian chiropteran fauna consists of 167 species; of which, three are hematophagous: the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), the white-winged vampire bat (Diaemus youngi), and the hairy-legged vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata). The aim of this study was to describe the isolation of Rabies virus from common and hairy-legged vampire bats and to report the first comparative antigenic and genetic studies of isolates from these bats. Antigenic and genetic typing of both isolates identified them as antigenic variant 3 (AgV3), the variant frequently isolated from common vampire bats. Phylogenetic analysis showed 99.3% identity between the isolates. This is the first time since 1934 that Rabies virus has been isolated from hairy-legged vampire bats in Brazil. Our analysis provides evidence that the existence of rabies-positive isolates from hairy-legged vampire bats may be the result of an interspecific rabies transmission event from common vampire bats and suggests that roost cohabitation may occur.

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Pasteur Institute of São Paulo, Av. Paulista, 393, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. juliana.castilho@uol.com.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20966291

Citation

Castilho, Juliana G., et al. "A Comparative Study of Rabies Virus Isolates From Hematophagous Bats in Brazil." Journal of Wildlife Diseases, vol. 46, no. 4, 2010, pp. 1335-9.
Castilho JG, Carnieli P, Oliveira RN, et al. A comparative study of rabies virus isolates from hematophagous bats in Brazil. J Wildl Dis. 2010;46(4):1335-9.
Castilho, J. G., Carnieli, P., Oliveira, R. N., Fahl, W. O., Cavalcante, R., Santana, A. A., Rosa, W. L., Carrieri, M. L., & Kotait, I. (2010). A comparative study of rabies virus isolates from hematophagous bats in Brazil. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 46(4), 1335-9.
Castilho JG, et al. A Comparative Study of Rabies Virus Isolates From Hematophagous Bats in Brazil. J Wildl Dis. 2010;46(4):1335-9. PubMed PMID: 20966291.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A comparative study of rabies virus isolates from hematophagous bats in Brazil. AU - Castilho,Juliana G, AU - Carnieli,Pedro,Jr AU - Oliveira,Rafael N, AU - Fahl,Willian O, AU - Cavalcante,Rosangela, AU - Santana,Antonio A, AU - Rosa,Wellington L G A, AU - Carrieri,Maria L, AU - Kotait,Ivanete, PY - 2010/10/23/entrez PY - 2010/10/23/pubmed PY - 2010/12/14/medline SP - 1335 EP - 9 JF - Journal of wildlife diseases JO - J Wildl Dis VL - 46 IS - 4 N2 - The Brazilian chiropteran fauna consists of 167 species; of which, three are hematophagous: the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), the white-winged vampire bat (Diaemus youngi), and the hairy-legged vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata). The aim of this study was to describe the isolation of Rabies virus from common and hairy-legged vampire bats and to report the first comparative antigenic and genetic studies of isolates from these bats. Antigenic and genetic typing of both isolates identified them as antigenic variant 3 (AgV3), the variant frequently isolated from common vampire bats. Phylogenetic analysis showed 99.3% identity between the isolates. This is the first time since 1934 that Rabies virus has been isolated from hairy-legged vampire bats in Brazil. Our analysis provides evidence that the existence of rabies-positive isolates from hairy-legged vampire bats may be the result of an interspecific rabies transmission event from common vampire bats and suggests that roost cohabitation may occur. SN - 1943-3700 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20966291/A_comparative_study_of_rabies_virus_isolates_from_hematophagous_bats_in_Brazil_ L2 - http://www.jwildlifedis.org/doi/10.7589/0090-3558-46.4.1335?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -