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Volume 12, Number 3—March 2006

Lagos Bat Virus, South Africa

Wanda Markotter*, Jenny Randles†, Charles E. Rupprecht‡, Claude T. Sabeta§, Peter J. Taylor¶, Alex I. Wandeler#, and Louis H. Nel*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; †Allerton Veterinary Laboratory, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa; ¶Natural Science Museum, Durban, South Africa; #Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Nepean, Ontario, Canada

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Table 1

Lagos bat virus isolates recorded to date

Geographic origin Year of isolation Animal Reference
Lagos, Nigeria 1956 Bat (Eidolon helvum) (7)
Bozo, Central African Republic 1974 Bat (Micropterus pusillus) (9)
Pinetown, South Africa (3 isolates) 1980 Bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) (10,11)
Stanger, South Africa 1982 Cat (11)
Kindia, Senegal 1985 Bat (Nycteris cambiensis) (12)
Dakar, Senegal 1985 Bat (E. helvum) (12)
Dorowa, Zimbabwe 1986 Cat (4)
Durban, South Africa 1990 Bat (E. wahlbergi) (6)
Ethiopia Before 1992 Dog (5)
Egypt 1999 Bat (Roussetus aegyptiacus) (13)
Durban, South Africa 2003 Bat (E. wahlbergi) This report
Durban, South Africa 2004 Bat (E. wahlbergi) This report
Durban, South Africa 2005 Bat (E. wahlbergi) This report

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