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1 October 2009 Observations of Sylvatic Rabies in Northern Argentina during Outbreaks of Paralytic Cattle Rabies Transmitted by Vampire Bats (Desmodus rotundus)
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During rabies outbreaks in cattle (paralytic rabies) in Argentina associated with the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus, rabies was observed in marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus), red brocket deer (Mazama americana), capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), savanna fox (Cerdocyon thous), and great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus lituratus). Rabies could constitute a threat to the survival of marsh deer in places where they live in small groups, and infection of both great fruit-eating bats and savanna fox represent a risk for humans; both species exhibit aggressiveness and fury when infected.

Delpietro, Lord, Russo, and Gury-Dhomen: Observations of Sylvatic Rabies in Northern Argentina during Outbreaks of Paralytic Cattle Rabies Transmitted by Vampire Bats (Desmodus rotundus)
H. A. Delpietro, R. D. Lord, R. G. Russo, and F. Gury-Dhomen "Observations of Sylvatic Rabies in Northern Argentina during Outbreaks of Paralytic Cattle Rabies Transmitted by Vampire Bats (Desmodus rotundus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45(4), 1169-1173, (1 October 2009). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-45.4.1169
Received: 14 March 2008; Published: 1 October 2009
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