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Emerg Infect Dis. 1999 May-Jun;5(3):438-40.

Australian bat lyssavirus infection in a captive juvenile black flying fox.

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  • 1Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Moorooka, Australia.

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The newly emerging Australian bat lyssavirus causes rabieslike disease in bats and humans. A captive juvenile black flying fox exhibited progressive neurologic signs, including sudden aggression, vocalization, dysphagia, and paresis over 9 days and then died. At necropsy, lyssavirus infection was diagnosed by fluorescent antibody test, immunoperoxidase staining, polymerase chain reaction, and virus isolation. Eight human contacts received postexposure vaccination.

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