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dc.contributor.authorFrancis JRen
dc.contributor.authorMcCall BJen
dc.contributor.authorHutchinson Pen
dc.contributor.authorPowell Jen
dc.contributor.authorVaska VLen
dc.contributor.authorNourse Cen
dc.identifier.citationThe Medical journal of Australia 2014-12-11; 201(11): 647-9en
dc.description.abstractAustralian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) infection in humans is rare but fatal, with no proven effective therapy. ABLV infection can be prevented by administration of a post-exposure prophylaxis regimen of human rabies immunoglobulin and rabies vaccine. All Australian bats (flying foxes and microbats) should be considered to be carrying ABLV unless proven otherwise. Any bat-related injury (bite, scratch or mucosal exposure to bat saliva or neural tissue) should be notified immediately to the relevant public health unit - no matter how small the injury or how long ago it occurred. Human-to-human transmission of ABLV has not been reported but is theoretically possible. Standard infection control precautions should be employed when managing patients with suspected or confirmed ABLV infection.en
dc.titleAustralian bat lyssavirus: implications for public health.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleThe Medical journal of Australiaen
dc.subject.meshBites and Stingsen
dc.subject.meshDisease Vectorsen
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen
dc.subject.meshRhabdoviridae Infectionsen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Paediatrics, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, Australia.
dc.identifier.affiliationMetro South Public Health Unit, Queensland Health, Brisbane, QLD, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationDarling Downs Public Health Unit, Queensland Health, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationMater Health Services, Brisbane, QLD, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationMater Pathology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationMater Health Services, Brisbane, QLD, Australia..en
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