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Table 2 Detection of infectious particles (RTCIT), viral RNA (hnRT-PCR) and antibodies (mFAVNt) in serotine bats

From: Bat rabies surveillance in France: first report of unusual mortality among serotine bats

     Detection in bats of:
Dates of capture Nb. counted batsa Genus and age of bats Viable virus Viral RNA EBLV-1 antibodies
     RTCIT hnRT-PCR mFAVNt % with AB 95% CI
7 July 135 A F 0/36 1/36 12/29 45.5% (15/33) 28.5–63.4
    M
   I F 1/2 1/2 2/2
    M 0/2 0/2 1/2
10 July 81 A F 0/33 2/33 18/30 59.5% (22/37) 42.1–75.2
    M 0/1 0/1 0/1
   I F 0/2 0/2 1/2
    M 0/4 1/4 3/4
23 July 30 A F 0/8 0/8 4/7 55.5%
(5/9)
21.2–86.3
    M  
   I F 0/1 0/1 1/1
    M 0/1 0/1 0/1
4 August 30 A F 0/10 0/10 1/6 14.3%
(1/7)
0.4–57.9
    M
   I F
    M 0/1 0/1
20 August 21 A F 0/4 0/4 0/3 0%
(0/3)
0.0–70.8
    M
   I F 0/1 0/1
    M
10 September 10 A F 0/5 0/5 3/5 60%
(3/5)
14.7–94.7
    M
   I F
    M
Total   A   0/97 3/97 38/81 49%
(44/94)
36.4–57.4
   I   1/14 2/14 8/13  
  1. Six capture/release sessions were held following the report of rabies infection in the maternity colony between July to September 2009, to complement passive bat rabies surveillance
  2. aNocturnal countings of bats were performed 1 day before each capture to evaluate the colony’s size
  3. Values correspond to the number of positive samples out of all the tested samples
  4. Abbreviations: A Adult, AB antibody, F female, I Immature, M male