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First Isolation of a Rabid Bat Infected with European Bat Lyssavirus in Luxembourg
- Servat, A., Herr, J., Picard‐Meyer, E., Schley, L., Harbusch, C., Michaux, C., Pir, J., Robardet, E., Engel, E., Cliquet, F.
- Zoonoses and public health 2015 v.62 no.1 pp. 7-10
- Chiroptera, Rabies virus, males, monitoring, rabies, Luxembourg
- Rabid bats are regularly reported in Europe, especially in countries that have implemented a bat surveillance network. In May 2013, bat rabies was evidenced for the first time in Luxembourg (southern city of Differdange). The rabies virus, an EBLV‐1b strain, was diagnosed in a serotine bat that bit a 29‐year‐old male person while he was asleep. The man received rapidly a post‐exposure RABV treatment and was put under strict medical supervision.