On 13 Jan 1997 08:08:51 -0800, julian at scientia.up.ac.za wrote:
>>I read about a recent outbreak of a Rabies-like virus in Australia.
>Does anyone know which virus it was, and where the oubreak occured.
>>Thanks in advance
The virus was a lyssavirus in the classical rabies group, with >90%
sequence homology in some regions sequenced to classical rabies. It
killed a woman in NSW, was found to be transmitted by bats, and
serological evidence of widespread infection of bats throughout the
Eastern Australian seaboard has now been found (seroprevalence a few
%, from memory)
Dr Mike Poidinger The Sea Sponge uses its brain to locate a
nice spot Microbiology, UQ to settle down. Having found one,
it has no further Australia use for its brain, so it
eats it. mikep at biosci.uq.oz.au ...Which is a lot like gaining