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Volume 8, Number 3—March 2002


Serologic Evidence of Lyssavirus Infections among Bats, the Philippines

Paul M. Arguin*Comments to Author , Kristy Murray-Lillibridge*, Mary E.G. Miranda†, Jean S. Smith*, Alan B. Calaor†, and Charles E. Rupprecht*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, the Philippines;;

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Table 2

All bats caught on five islands in the Philippines and screened for neutralizing antibodies against Australian bat lyssavirus at a 1:10 serum dilution

Bat species Island of origin
Luzon Bohol Boracay Mindanao Mindoro
Saccolaimus saccolaimus 23
Taphozous melanopogan 30
Megaderma spasma 4
Hipposideros diadema 4 1 2
Rhinolophus spp. 2
Mineopterus schreibersi 11
Philetor brachypterus 13
Scotophilus kuhlii 62 1
Cynopterus brachyotis 1
Eonycteris spelaea 1
Macroglossus minimus 1 2 1
Ptenochirus jagori 8
Pteropus hypomelanus 14
Rousettus amplexicaudatus 21 28 1

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