An outbreak of vampire bat-transmitted rabies in cattle in northeastern Mexico
MartinezBurnes, J.Lopez, AlfonsoMedellin, J.Haines, D.Loza, E.Martinez, M.
Canadian Veterinary Journal-Revue Veterinaire Canadienne
Pathology and Microbiology
An outbreak of bovine rabies occurred on a ranch when cattle were bitten by vampire bats. Microscopic lesions showed a nonsuppurative encephalitis with intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated viral antigen in the brain, and monoclonal antibodies identified a serotype 1 (vampire strain) of the rabies virus.