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Volume 9, Number 12—December 2003

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Novel Lyssaviruses Isolated from Bats in Russia

Alexandr D. Botvinkin*, Elena M. Poleschuk†, Ivan V. Kuzmin†§Comments to Author , Tatyana I. Borisova*, Suren V. Gazaryan‡, Pamela Yager§, and Charles E. Rupprecht§
Author affiliations: *Plague Control Research Institute of Siberia and the Far East, Irkutsk, Russia; †Research Institute for Natural Foci Infections, Omsk, Russia; ‡Krasnodar, Russia; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Antigenic patterns of new bat virus isolates compared to other lyssaviruses by a panel of N-MAbsa

Virus N-MAbs
3-1 8-2 11-1 15-2 22-3 23-4 24-1 24-10 52-1 52-2 61-1 62-4 71-2 97-3 97-11 141-1 143-1 146-3 164-2 502-2 422-5
Irkut virus
+
-
+
-
+
o
-
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
+
-
-
-
+
-
WCBV
-
+
-
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
+
-
Lagos bat virus (variant 1)b
-
-
+
-
+
-
-
-
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
+
-
-
-
+
+
Lagos bat virus (variant 2) b
-
-
+
-
+
-
-
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
+
-
-
-
+
+
Mokolab
-
-
+
-
+
-
-
-
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
+
+
+
-
+
+
Duvenhage virusb
-
-
+
-
+
+
-
+
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
+
-
-
-
+
+
EBLV-1b
+
-
+
-
+
+
-
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
+
-
-
+
+
-
EBLV-2b
+
-
+
-
+
-
-
+
+
+
-
-
+
-
-
+
+
+
-
+
-
Aravan virus
-
-
+
-
+
+
-
+
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
Khujand virus
o
-
-
-
+
+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
+
-
+
+
+
-
Rabies, Red fox (West Europe) b
+
+
+
+
+
+
-
+
+
+
+
-
+
+
+
+
-
+
+
+
-
Rabies, Red fox (Caucasus)
+
+
+
+
+
+
-
+
+
+
+
o
-
+
+
+
-
+
+
+
-
Rabies, CVS + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + -

    aN-MAbs, antinucleocapsid monoclonal antibodies; –, absence of reaction; zero, reduced reaction with 10x less diluted antibody; +, positive reaction; WCBV, West Caucasian bat virus; .EBLV, European bat lyssavirus.
    bPatterns obtained from Smith (11).

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