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Volume 9, Number 2—February 2003

Dispatch

Public Health Surveillance for Australian bat lyssavirus in Queensland, Australia, 2000–2001

David Warrilow*Comments to Author , Bruce Harrower*, Ina L. Smith*, Hume E. Field†, Roscoe Taylor‡, G. Craig Walker§, and Greg A. Smith*
Author affiliations: *Queensland Health Scientific Services, Archerfield, Queensland, Australia; †Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Moorooka, Queensland, Australia; ‡Public Health Services, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia; §Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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Table 1

Bats positive for Australian bat lyssavirus infection

Species IFA positivea
Megachiroptera
Pteropodidae
Pteropus alecto 6/50
Pteropus scapulatus 0/18
Pteropus poliocephalus 1/8
Pteropus conspicillatus 0/4
Unidentified Pteropus 1/5
Subtotal 8/85
Microchiroptera
Hipposideridae
Hipposiderosater 0/1
Molossidae
Mormopterus beccarii 0/2
Mormopterus loriae 0/2
Unidentified Mormopterus 0/2
Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus philippinensis 0/1
Vespertilionidae
Chalinolobus gouldii 0/1
Miniopterus australis 0/3
Miniopterus schreibersii 0/1
Miniopterus scotorepens 0/1
Scotorepens orion 0/1
Unidentified Scotorepens 0/1
Unidentified Vespertilionidae 0/14
Unidentified Microchiroptera 0/4
Subtotal 0/34
Total 8/119

aIFA, immunofluorescence assay; number positive/number tested.

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