Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 101–102 | Cite as

Isolation of rabies virus from bats in Bolivia

  • P. Stouraitis
  • J. Salvatierra


Rabies virus was isolated from apparently normal blood-sucking(Desmodus rotundus) and insectivorous(Artibeus planirostris) bats caught in Bolivia. The virus was identified by immunofluorescence, biological and sero-neutralisation tests.


Public Health Veterinary Medicine Rabies Rabies Virus Test Biologiques 
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Isolement Du Virus Rabique Chez Des Chauves-souris, En Bolivie


Du virus rabique a été isolé chez des chauves-souris hémo (Desmodus rotundus) et insectivores (Artibeus planirostris) apparemment normales, capturées en Bolivie. Le virus a été identifié par immunofluorescence et des tests biologiques et de séro-neutralisation.

Aislamiento Del Virus Rábico De Murciélagos en Bolivia


Se aisló el virus rábico de vampiros (Desmodus rotundus) y murciélagos insectivoros (Artibeus planirostris) aparentemente sanos. El virus se identificó por inmunofluorescencia y pruebas biológicas y de seroneutralización.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Stouraitis
    • 1
  • J. Salvatierra
    • 2
  1. 1.FaoLa PazBolivia
  2. 2.Instituto Nacional de Biologia Animal I, Ministerio de AgriculturaLa PazBolivia

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