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Australian bat lyssavirus infection in three fruit bats from north Queensland.
Commun Dis Intell. 1997 May 01; 21(9):117-20.CD

Abstract

We report the case findings of Australian bat lyssavirus infection in two black flying foxes (Pteropus alecto) and one little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) from north Queensland between January 1995 and August 1996. Although the P. alecto case in January 1995 is the first recognised case of Australian bat lyssavirus infection in Australia, this was a retrospective diagnosis made after identification of the index case at Ballina in May 1996. Eight persons had exposure to the three bats. Serum antibodies to classical rabies virus were measured in six of these persons; the only one seropositive was a veterinarian who had previously been vaccinated against rabies. Six persons received rabies vaccine following exposure. None of the in-contact humans developed signs of lyssavirus infection. For people exposed to Australian bat lyssavirus-positive bats who have not been scratched or bitten or had mucosal contamination by these bats, we suggest a post-exposure regime of five inoculations of the human diploid cell inactivated rabies vaccine.

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Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9145563

Citation

Speare, R, et al. "Australian Bat Lyssavirus Infection in Three Fruit Bats From North Queensland." Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 21, no. 9, 1997, pp. 117-20.
Speare R, Skerratt L, Foster R, et al. Australian bat lyssavirus infection in three fruit bats from north Queensland. Commun Dis Intell. 1997;21(9):117-20.
Speare, R., Skerratt, L., Foster, R., Berger, L., Hooper, P., Lunt, R., Blair, D., Hansman, D., Goulet, M., & Cooper, S. (1997). Australian bat lyssavirus infection in three fruit bats from north Queensland. Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 21(9), 117-20.
Speare R, et al. Australian Bat Lyssavirus Infection in Three Fruit Bats From North Queensland. Commun Dis Intell. 1997 May 1;21(9):117-20. PubMed PMID: 9145563.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Australian bat lyssavirus infection in three fruit bats from north Queensland. AU - Speare,R, AU - Skerratt,L, AU - Foster,R, AU - Berger,L, AU - Hooper,P, AU - Lunt,R, AU - Blair,D, AU - Hansman,D, AU - Goulet,M, AU - Cooper,S, PY - 1997/5/1/pubmed PY - 1997/5/1/medline PY - 1997/5/1/entrez SP - 117 EP - 20 JF - Communicable diseases intelligence JO - Commun Dis Intell VL - 21 IS - 9 N2 - We report the case findings of Australian bat lyssavirus infection in two black flying foxes (Pteropus alecto) and one little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) from north Queensland between January 1995 and August 1996. Although the P. alecto case in January 1995 is the first recognised case of Australian bat lyssavirus infection in Australia, this was a retrospective diagnosis made after identification of the index case at Ballina in May 1996. Eight persons had exposure to the three bats. Serum antibodies to classical rabies virus were measured in six of these persons; the only one seropositive was a veterinarian who had previously been vaccinated against rabies. Six persons received rabies vaccine following exposure. None of the in-contact humans developed signs of lyssavirus infection. For people exposed to Australian bat lyssavirus-positive bats who have not been scratched or bitten or had mucosal contamination by these bats, we suggest a post-exposure regime of five inoculations of the human diploid cell inactivated rabies vaccine. SN - 0725-3141 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9145563/Australian_bat_lyssavirus_infection_in_three_fruit_bats_from_north_Queensland_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -