Australian bat lyssavirus in a child: The first reported case

Joshua Francis, Clare Nourse, Vikram Vaska, Sophie Calvert, Judith Northill, Bradley McCall, Adrian Mattke

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    Human infection with Australian Bat Lyssavirus is extremely rare and has not previously been reported in a child. We describe a fatal case of Australian Bat Lyssavirus in an 8-year-old child, and review the literature pertaining to the diagnosis and management of lyssavirus infection with consideration of its applicability to this emerging strain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e1083-e1067
    Number of pages5
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


    • Australia
    • Bat
    • Child
    • Lyssavirus
    • Rabies


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