Day: September 22, 2014

Understanding human – bat interactions in NSW, Australia: improving risk communication for prevention of Australian bat lyssavirus

¬†BACKGROUND: Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) infects a number of flying fox and insectivorous bats species in Australia. Human infection with ABLV is inevitably fatal unless prior vaccination and/or post-exposure treatment (PET) is given. Despite ongoing public health messaging about the risks associated with bat contact, surveillance data have revealed a […]