Repeated detection of European bat lyssavirus type 2 in dead bats found at a single roost site in the UK
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- Banyard, A.C., Johnson, N., Voller, K. et al. Arch Virol (2009) 154: 1847. doi:10.1007/s00705-009-0504-8
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In August 2007, European bat lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV-2) was isolated from a Daubenton’s bat found at Stokesay Castle. In September 2008, another bat from the same vicinity of Stokesay Castle also tested positive for EBLV-2. This is the first occurrence of repeated detection of EBLV-2 from a single site. Here, we report the detection of low levels of viral RNA in various bat organs by qRT-PCR and detection of viral antigen by immunohistochemistry. We also report sequence data from both cases and compare data with those derived from other EBLV-2 isolations in the UK.