Bat Rabies, Texas, 1996–2000
Rohde, Rodney E.
Mayes, Bonny C.
Smith, Jean S.
Neill, Susan U.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Bats submitted to the Texas Department of Health (1996–2000) were speciated and tested for rabies virus antigen by direct immunofluorescence microscopy. Antigenic analysis of rabies virus–positive specimens was performed with monoclonal antibodies against the nucleoprotein of the virus; atypical or unexpected results were confirmed by genetic analysis of nucleoprotein sequence.
bat rabies, Texas, rabies virus antigen, monoclonal antibodies, bat species, Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Rohde, R., Mayes, B. C., Smith, J. S., Neill, S. U. (2004). Bat Rabies, Texas, 1996-2000. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(5), pp. 948-952.