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The only other record of a human death from a bat rabies variant in Oklahoma was an individual who died in 1979 without a known animal bite exposure (Messenger et al.
Bat rabies was recognized for the first time in the United States in 1953.
For example, according to WHO, bat rabies has arisen as a problem in Europe and the Americas, and for the first time in 2003, more people in South America died from wildlife-related rabies than from canine rabies.
A fair number of bat rabies cases are also reported from most of these states, and the fox strain exists in a few areas as well.
It means both variants of bat rabies have now been found in Scotland.
The female Daubenton bat, which has since died, was found to have potentially deadly European Bat Lyssavirus (EBLV) - a strain of bat rabies.
The female bat later died and was sent to a Surrey laboratory where scientists confirmed the presence of European Bat Lyssavirus (EBLV) - a rare strain of bat rabies.
The 40 papers cover epidemiology, diagnosis, animal control, human prevention, vaccinology and immunology, and bat rabies.
Research is required to provide firm scientific evidence to support the current policy on bat rabies and in order to give clear unequivocal advice to bat handlers and the public on any risks to which they may become exposed.