Especies Abrevi Soro- Geno- acao (a) tipo tipo Lyssavirus (virus da raiva) RABV I I Lagos-Bal-Virus LBV II II Mokola-Virus MOKV III III Duvenhage Virus DUVV IV IV European Bat Lyssavirus
1 EBLV 1 V European Bat Lyssavirus
2 EBLV 2 VI Australian Bat Lyssavirus ABLV VII Aravan virus ARAV ?
Cross-platform evaluation of commercial real-time SYBR green RT-PCR kits for sensitive and rapid detection of European bat lyssavirus
Mr McRae, a naturalist who had worked with bats for 15 years, was confirmed as suffering from European Bat Lyssavirus
(EBL), a type of rabies found in several northern European countries.
Further tests carried out on a bat of the Daubenton's species in Lancashire have confirmed the presence of European Bat Lyssavirus
2 (EBL 2), the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said.
A Defra spokesman said that if tests prove positive, the likely agent would be European Bat Lyssavirus
(EBL), a strain common in bats across northern Europe.
Dr Ken Lamden, health protection consultant, said: "This particular bat was found to be infected with the European Bat Lyssavirus
type 2 - a strain of rabies that is very uncommon in the UK bat population.
Tests had earlier confirmed Mr McRae was suffering from infection with European Bat Lyssavirus
, a type of rabies found in several north European countries.
Mr McRae, who is being treated at Ninewells Hospital, is suffering from suspected infection with European Bat Lyssavirus
It is understood the worker had not been vaccinated against the strain of rabies European Bat Lyssavirus
which he is believed to have contracted.
The European Bat Lyssavirus
is common in bats across northern Europe but has been discovered only rarely in the UK.