Endemic Circulation of European Bat Lyssavirus Type 1 in Serotine Bats, Spain
Sonia Vázquez-Morón*† , Javier Juste‡, Carlos Ibáñez‡, Eduardo Ruiz-Villamor§, Ana Avellón*, Manuel Vera*, and Juan E. Echevarría*†
Author affiliations: *Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; †Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain; ‡Estación Biológica de Doñana CSIC, Sevilla. Spain; §Laboratorio Central de Veterinaria de Santa Fe, Granada, Spain;
Figure 1. Relationship between body condition index (mean ± standard error) and diagnosis of European bat lyssavirus type 1 by reverse transcription PCR. Males and females are represented as filled and open circles, respectively. 1, only negative in oropharyngeal swab and brain specimens (● n = 49; ○ n = 225); 2, positive in oropharyngeal swab and brain specimens (● n = 1; ○ n = 4); 3, positive in oropharyngeal swab but negative in brain specimen (● n = 3; ○ n = 4).
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