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Volume 78, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

In this study, 336 bats of eight species were collected during 2004–2007 in six provinces of Southern China. Antibodies against Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) were detected by ELISA in 43 of 336 (12.8%) serum samples. Among those ELISA-positive samples, 11 serum samples had neutralizing antibodies against JEV. No JEV was detected in brain and liver samples using specific real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. This is the first report of JEV neutralizing antibodies in bats in China, which reinforces that bats can be involved in the life cycle of this virus.

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  • Received : 17 Nov 2007
  • Accepted : 29 Jan 2008

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