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Retrospective confirmation of a human EBLV-1 case

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

France reports a human rabies death due to bat associated rabies. The man died already in August 2019 of an unknown encephalitis. New diagnostic analysis using molecular tools revealed that the encephalitis was caused by European Bat Lyssavirus type 1 (EBLV-1). This is the 4th report of a human EBLV-1 case in Europe. The last human EBLV-1 was reported from Ukraine in 1985.

Read more here: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/france-reports-death-due-to-rabies-european-bat-lyssavirus-type-1-a-1st-for-the-mainland-20987/

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