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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

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European Bat Lyssavirus Transmission among Cats, Europe

Laurent DacheuxComments to Author , Florence Larrous, Alexandra Mailles, Didier Boisseleau, Olivier Delmas, Charlotte Biron, Christiane Bouchier, Isabelle Capek, Michel Muller, Frédéric Ilari, Tanguy Lefranc, François Raffi, Maryvonne Goudal, and Hervé Bourhy
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (L. Dacheux, F. Larrous, O. Delmas, C. Bouchier, M. Goudal, H. Bourhy); Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France (A. Mailles, I. Capek); Direction Départementale des Services Vétérinaires de la Vendée, La Roche-sur-Yon, France (D. Boisseleau); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes, Nantes, France (C. Biron, F. Raffi); Clinique Vétérinaire du Bas-Poitou, Fontenay-le-Comte, France (M. Muller); Clinique Vétérinaire Roosevelt, Vannes, France (F. Ilari, T. Lefranc)

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Distribution of cats analyzed during 2004–2007 and of bats found positive for European bat lyssavirus (EBLV) in France during 1989–2007. Distribution of 1,506 cats tested during 2004–2007 by direct immunofluorescence antibody test, rabies tissue culture infection test, and an antigen-capture ELISA is given by district. Precise location of the 2 infected index (positive) cats and positive bats (n = 32) are indicated by circles and triangles, respectively, and associated with numbers 1, 2, 3, and

Figure 2. Distribution of cats analyzed during 2004–2007 and of bats found positive for European bat lyssavirus (EBLV) in France during 1989–2007. Distribution of 1,506 cats tested during 2004–2007 by direct immunofluorescence antibody test, rabies tissue culture infection test, and an antigen-capture ELISA is given by district. Precise location of the 2 infected index (positive) cats and positive bats (n = 32) are indicated by circles and triangles, respectively, and associated with numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 for isolates 03011FRA, 03002FRA, 07240FRA, and 08120FRA, respectively. EBLV-1a and EBLV-1b isolates are indicated in black and white, respectively. Map was constructed by using Articque’s C&D software (www.articque.com) and published according to Articque's publication policy.

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