PAUL W. CLOUGH
The recovery of rabies virus from bats living under natural conditions in the United States indicates the need of reassessing the importance of these animals as a reservoir and carrier of the infection. The earliest pertinent observations concern an epizootic in cattle and other herbivora observed in 1906 to 1908 in Santa Catarina, near the sea coast in southern Brazil. The affected animals invariably died after an illness of about a week, characterized by a progressive ascending paralysis, associated with salivation, difficulty in swallowing, emaciation and finally respiratory failure. At first this was erroneously diagnosed as "mal de caderas de
CLOUGH PW. RABIES IN BATS. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:1330–1334. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-6-1330
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(6):1330-1334.
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