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Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005

European Bat Lyssaviruses, the Netherlands

Wim H.M. Van der Poel*Comments to Author , Reina Van der Heide*, Elisabeth R.A.M. Verstraten†, Katsuhisa Takumi*, Peter H.C. Lina‡, and Johannes A. Kramps†
Author affiliations: *National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands; †Central Institute for Animal Disease Control, Lelystad, the Netherlands; ‡National Museum of Natural History, "Naturalis", Leiden, the Netherlands

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Table 1

Investigated bats, the Netherlands, 1984–2003

Bat species No. specimens tested Lyssavirus antigen positive (%)
Eptesicus serotinus 1,219 251 (20.6)
E. nilssonii 1 0
Myotis mystacinus 18 0
M. nattereri 9 0
M. daubentonii 111 0
M. dasycneme 129 5 (3.9)
Pipistrellus pipistrellus 1,837 0
P. nathusii 256 0
Nyctalus noctula 61 0
N. leisleri 3 0
Plecotus auritus 214 0
Vespertilio murinus 6 0
Undetermined 9 0
Total 3,873 256

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