Detection of dengue virus neutralizing antibodies in bats from Costa Rica and Ecuador

Kenneth B. Platt, Joseph A. Mangiafico, Oscar J. Rocha, Maria E. Zaldivar, Jose Mora, Gabriel Trueba, Wayne A. Rowley

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Resumen

Neutralizing antibodies for dengue virus serotypes 1 and 2 and serotypes 2 and 3 were detected in 1998 in 12 of 53 (22.6%) and 3 of 10 (30.0%) bats sampled in Costa Rica and Ecuador, respectively. Dengue is a consistent health problem in the two Costa Rican communities in which bats were sampled. The high percentage of bats with neutralizing antibodies to dengue virus in these two Costa Rican communities suggests that bats may become infected with dengue virus. This appears to be the case in Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)965-967
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónJournal of Medical Entomology
Volumen37
N.º6
DOI
EstadoPublicada - nov. 2000

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