Bat Lyssavirus confirmed in 2019 death in France

Over a year after the death of a man in Limoges from an unspecified encephalitis, a programme of genetic analysis of post-mortem samples by the Institut Pasteur has confirmed the cause as European Bat Lyssavirus (EBLV-1), the first such case in metropolitan France. Those who knew the man said he had regular contact with the bats which nested in the attic of his house. Read More

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