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Fooks, A.R., R. Shipley, W. Markotter, N. Tordo, C.M. Freuling, T. Müller, L. McElhinney, A.C. Banyard, and C.E. Rupprecht. 2021. “Renewed Public Health Threat from Emerging Lyssaviruses.” Viruses 2021, 13(8), 1769


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Information Surveillance Report



WHO Collaborating Centre for Rabies Surveillance and Research

Greifswald - Insel Riems, Germany

Suspect human rabies case in France

Suspect human rabies case in France: child got infected in Sri Lanka

According to media reports rabies was diagnosed in a ten year old child in France some days ago.

The public health authorities of the department Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in Lyon stated last Tuesday that
the boy was bitten by a dog in Sri Lanka in August this year while on vacation with his parents
and is fighting for his life.

Bats are the ancestral reservoir of lyssaviruses including RABV and a remarkable diversity of species perpetuate distinct lyssavirus lineages across the world (see Classification). Unfortunately, much less is known regarding transmission of lyssaviruses in bat reservoirs (see Bats and Conservation). Sympatric bat species may contribute to lyssavirus circulation within one or more reservoir hosts.


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