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Volume 12, Number 3—March 2006

Dispatch

Lyssavirus Surveillance in Bats, Bangladesh

Ivan V. Kuzmin*Comments to Author , Michael Niezgoda*, Darin S. Carroll*, Natalie Keeler*, Mohammed Jahangir Hossain†, Robert F. Breiman†, Thomas G. Ksiazek*, and Charles E. Rupprecht*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †International Centre for Diarrheal Disease and Research, Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Samples of bats captured in Bangladesh and subjected to lyssavirus diagnosis, isolation, and antibody detection*

Species Brains
Sera
DFAT and MIT DFAT only 1:20† 1:50
Pteropus giganteus 37 97 123 4
Cynopterus sphinx 6 5 6 1
Macroglossus sobrinus 0 1 1 0
Rousettus leshenaulti 0 46 11 0
Megaderma lyra 47 2 24 23
Pipistrellus sp. 85 0 24 37
Scotophilus heathii 30 0 15 12
S. kuhlii 1 0 1 0
Taphozous saccolaimus 6 0 2 4

*DFAT, direct fluorescent antibody test; MIT, mouse inoculation test.
†Starting dilutions available for rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test.

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