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Volume 15, Number 8—August 2009

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Human Rabies and Rabies in Vampire and Nonvampire Bat Species, Southeastern Peru, 2007

Gabriela Salmón-Mulanovich, Alicia Vásquez, Christian Albújar, Carolina Guevara, Alberto Laguna-Torres, Milagros Salazar, Hernan Zamalloa, Marcia Cáceres, Jorge Gómez-Benavides, Victor Pacheco, Carlos Contreras, Tadeusz Kochel, Michael Niezgoda, Felix R. Jackson, Andres Velasco-Villa, Charles E. Rupprecht, and Joel M. MontgomeryComments to Author 
Author affiliations: US Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru (G. Salmόn-Mulanovich, C. Albújar, C. Guevara, V.A. Laguna-Torres, T. Kochel. J.M. Montgomery); Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (G. Salmόn-Mulanovich); Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima (A. Vásquez, V. Pacheco); University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (M. Salazar); Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima (H. Zamalloa); Dirección de Salud Madre de Dios, Puerto Maldonado, Peru (M. Cáceres, C. Contreras); Dirección General de Epidemiologia, Lima (J. Gómez-Benavides); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M. Niezgoda, F.R. Jackson, A. Velasco-Villa, C. Rupprecht)

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Table 1

Bat species collected for rabies testing, southeastern Peru, 2007

Species Frequency (%)
Carollia perspicillata 95 (57.58)
Artibeus lituratus 18 (10.91)
Carollia brevicauda 17 (10.30)
Carollia benkeithi 13 (7.88)
Desmodus rotundus 7 (4.24)
Anoura caudifera 6 (3.64)
Choeroniscus minor 4 (2.42)
Artibeus obscurus 2 (1.21)
Dermanura anderseni 2 (1.21)
Artibeus planirostris
1 (0.61)
Total 165 (100)

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