Rabies virus monitoring in bat populations in Rondônia state, Brazil

Marilene Fernandes de Almeida Adriana Ruckert da Rosa Luzia Fátima Alves Martorelli Ana Paula Arruda Geraldes Kataoka Caroline Cotrim Aires About the authors

Dear Dr. Jinghui Zhao et al.:

I would like to thank you for your comments regarding our article entitled “Rabies virus monitoring in bat populations in Rondônia state, Brazil” (https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0420-2019)11. Zhao L, Chen T, Miao F, Li J, Du H, Zhao J. Bat lyssavirus should be further monitored in Rondônia state, Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2020;53:e20190420..

This research was conducted to assess the effect of environmental changes on rabies occurrence in bats populations. The samples for this study were frozen and will be analyzed for the presence of lyssavirus and other viruses in the near future at the Rabies Laboratory in Zoonoses Control Center in São Paulo Municipality.

As you noted, there are currently no studies addressing this topic in Brazil, and it is possible that other Lyssavirus species are circulating in the country. We therefore aim to test this hypothesis in our study22. Almeida MF, Rosa ARD, Martorelli LFA, Kataoka APAG, Aires CC. Rabies virus monitoring in bat populations in Rondônia state, Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop . 2019;52:e20180199. Epub August 01, 2019..

REFERENCES

  • 1
    Zhao L, Chen T, Miao F, Li J, Du H, Zhao J. Bat lyssavirus should be further monitored in Rondônia state, Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2020;53:e20190420.
  • 2
    Almeida MF, Rosa ARD, Martorelli LFA, Kataoka APAG, Aires CC. Rabies virus monitoring in bat populations in Rondônia state, Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop . 2019;52:e20180199. Epub August 01, 2019.

Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    22 Apr 2020
  • Date of issue
    2020

History

  • Received
    03 Mar 2020
  • Accepted
    09 Mar 2020
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