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Volume 8, Number 4—April 2002

Research

European Bat Lyssavirus Infection in Spanish Bat Populations

Jordi Serra-Cobo*Comments to Author , Blanca Amengual†, Carlos Abellán‡, and Hervé Bourhy†
Author affiliations: *Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; †Institut Pasteur, Paris, France; ‡Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Madrid, Spain;

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Table 2

Positive serologic results in bat populations, the Spanish Autonomous Regions of Balearic Islands and Aragon, 1995–2000

Location and coordinates Variables analyzed 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
No. 1 A/Ba - - 1/5 - 0/11 1/20
X±SDb - - 515 - - 34
39°58’N,3°58’E Speciesc Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf
No. 3 A/Ba 1/34 0/31
X±SDb 215
39°58’N,3°59’E Speciesc Ms Ms Ms Ms Ms Ms
No. 4 A/Ba 1/30 16/27 11/27 7/22 3/30 3/29
X±SDb 90 348±237 191±225 718±657 78±27 58±42
39°44’N,2°58’E Range 49–908 29-783 79-1677 47-95 29–107
Speciesc Mm Mm Mm Mm Mm Mm
No. 5 A/Ba 7/21 7/32 3/17 0/6 3/7 1/8 5/28 0/6
X±SDb 122±45 207±159 218±136 412±454 8,508 106±61
39°25’N,2°55’E Range 83-195 53-442 129-374 87-930 29-176
Speciesc Mm Mm Mm Ms Mm Ms Mm Mm
No. 6 A/Ba 0/22 2/12
X±SDb 243±284
41°01’N,0°39’W Range 420-444
Speciesc Tt Tt Tt Tt Tt Tt
No. 7 A/Ba 2/14 2/19
X±SDb 93±68 35±6
39°50’N,3°00’E Range 45-141 31-40
Speciesc Ms Ms Ms Ms Ms Ms

aA = no. bats positive, B = no. bats analyzed.
bX = seroneutralization average; SD = standard deviation.
cSpecies analyzed: Rf = Rhinolophus ferrumequinum; Ms = Miniopterus schreibersii; Mm = Myotis myotis; Tt = Tadarida teniotis.

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