Archives of Virology

, 154:1847

Repeated detection of European bat lyssavirus type 2 in dead bats found at a single roost site in the UK

  • Ashley C. Banyard
  • N. Johnson
  • K. Voller
  • D. Hicks
  • A. Nunez
  • M. Hartley
  • A. R. Fooks
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-009-0504-8

Cite this article as:
Banyard, A.C., Johnson, N., Voller, K. et al. Arch Virol (2009) 154: 1847. doi:10.1007/s00705-009-0504-8

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashley C. Banyard
    • 1
  • N. Johnson
    • 1
  • K. Voller
    • 1
  • D. Hicks
    • 1
  • A. Nunez
    • 1
  • M. Hartley
    • 2
  • A. R. Fooks
    • 1
  1. 1.Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses GroupVeterinary Laboratories Agency, WeybridgeSurreyUK
  2. 2.Aquatic and Zoological Animal Health Veterinary Science TeamLondonUK