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1 January 1995 SEROLOGIC SURVEY OF NEOTROPICAL BATS IN GUATEMALA FOR VIRUS ANTIBODIES
Sonya R. Ubico, Robert G. McLean
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Abstract

Neotropical bats were collected from different life zones in Guatemala in 1983 and 1984 to determine the presence and distribution of antibody against 10 viruses. Bats were collected with mist nets at 13 sites in eight departments and 332 serum specimens were obtained for testing for neutralizing (N) antibody by the plaque-reduction neutralization test. Eighty-seven (26%) of the 332 bats from 16 (38%) of 42 bat species sampled were serologically positive for five of six arboviruses and for two other viruses tested. Antibodies against Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) variant I-A/B, eastern equine encephalitis, western equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, vesicular stomatitis, Tacaribe, and Rio Bravo viruses were detected in resident species of bats. However, N antibodies against the enzootic strain of VEE (Mena II, variant I-E) or Nepuyo viruses were not detected.

Ubico and McLean: SEROLOGIC SURVEY OF NEOTROPICAL BATS IN GUATEMALA FOR VIRUS ANTIBODIES
Sonya R. Ubico and Robert G. McLean "SEROLOGIC SURVEY OF NEOTROPICAL BATS IN GUATEMALA FOR VIRUS ANTIBODIES," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 31(1), 1-9, (1 January 1995). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-31.1.1
Received: 3 February 1992; Published: 1 January 1995
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