Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001
Nipah Virus Infection in Bats (Order Chiroptera) in Peninsular Malaysia
|Species||No. of bats||No. positive (%)|
|Megachiroptera (fruit bats)|
|Cynopterus brachyotis||56||2 (4)|
|Eonycteris spelaea||38||2 (5)|
|Pteropus hypomelanus||35||11 (31)|
|Pteropus vampyrus||29||5 (17)|
|Microchiroptera (Insectivorous bats)|
|Scotophilus kuhlii||33||1 (3)|
aSera from 324 bats were tested: 59 sera that gave toxic results at dilutions 1:10 were excluded from analysis, as were sera from 28 captive P. vampyrus.
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