6. Lyssavirus Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén5,6,
  2. J. Paul Duff7 and
  3. Anna Meredith8
  1. Marc Artois DMV, PhD1,
  2. Hervé Bourhy DMV, PhD2,
  3. Thomas F. Müller Dr Med Vet3,
  4. Thomas Selhorst Dr3 and
  5. Graham C. Smith Dr4

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch6

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Artois, M., Bourhy, H., Müller, T. F., Selhorst, T. and Smith, G. C. (2012) Lyssavirus Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 5

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 6

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 7

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 8

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    VetAgro sup, Campus vétérinaire de Lyon, Marcy l'Etoile, France

  2. 2

    Institut Pasteur Unit Lyssavirus dynamics and host adaptation National Reference Centre for Rabies WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Rabies Paris, France

  3. 3

    Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Institut für Epidemiologie, Wusterhausen/Dosse, Germany

  4. 4

    The Food and Environment Research Agency, York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • lyssavirus infections, and bat rabies;
  • rabies disease, from lyssavirus infection;
  • RABV, of Mononegavirales order;
  • Europe genotypes, enzootic, dog/fox/raccoon virus strains;
  • lyssaviruses, zoonotic, spilling into non-maintenance hosts;
  • EBLV1 and EBLV2, and WCBV;
  • species-related susceptibility;
  • reservoir host species and epidemiology, sylvatic/canine/bat rabies;
  • rabid behaviour and virus transmission;
  • canine rabies, stages, prodromal/excitative/paralytic


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