Lyssavirus in Indian flying Foxes, Sri Lanka

Panduka S. Gunawardena, Denise A. Marston, Richard J. Ellis, Emma L. Wise, Anjana C. Karawita, Andrew C. Breed, Lorraine M. McElhinney, Nicholas Johnson, Ashley C. Banyard, Anthony R. Fooks*

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A novel lyssavirus was isolated from brains of Indian flying foxes (Pteropus medius) in Sri Lanka. Phylogenetic analysis of complete virus genome sequences, and geographic location and host species, provides strong evidence that this virus is a putative new lyssavirus species, designated as Gannoruwa bat lyssavirus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1456-1459
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

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