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Isolation of the rabies virus in a specimen of the insectiverous bat Myotis nigricans

The following is a case study of the natural infection by the rabies virus of an insectiverous bat belonging to the species Myotis nigricans in the municipality of Ribeirão Pires, Greater S. Paulo. Diagnosis was made by means of immunofluorescence and intracerebral innoculation of mice with nervous and intrascapular muscular tissues.

Rabies virus; Chiroptera; Rabies

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