Detection of European bat lyssavirus 2 (EBLV-2) in a Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) from Magdeburg, Germany

Freuling, Conrad Martin GND; Kliemt, Jeannette GND; Schares, Susann GND; Heidecke, D.; Driechciarz, R.; Schatz, Juliane GND; Müller, Thomas GND

In Europe bat rabies in Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii) and in Pond bats (Myotis dasycneme) caused by the European bat lyssavirus 2 (EBLV-2) has been confirmed in less than 20 cases to date. Here we report the second encounter of this virus species in Germany. A Daubenton's bat found grounded in the zoological garden in Magdeburg died shortly after. In the frame of a retrospective study the bat carcass was eventually transferred to the national reference laboratory for rabies at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute for rabies diagnosis. Lyssavirus was isolated and characterized as EBLV-2.

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Freuling, Conrad Martin / Kliemt, Jeannette / Schares, Susann / et al: Detection of European bat lyssavirus 2 (EBLV-2) in a Daubenton's bat (Myotis daubentonii) from Magdeburg, Germany. 2012.

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