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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

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PESSOA, Clarice Ricardo de Macedo et al. Paralytic rabies in swine. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2011, vol.42, n.1, pp.298-302. ISSN 1517-8382.

Rabies transmitted by vampire bats was diagnosed in pigs with paralysis of the pelvic limbs. Diffuse nonsuppurative encephalomyelitis, affecting mainly the spinal cord, was observed histologically. Despite the various diagnosis of rabies in pigs this is the first report of clinical signs and pathology of rabies transmitted by vampire bats.

Keywords : vampire bats; epidemiology; virus isolation; zoonotic.

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