Lyssavirus


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Lyssavirus

 [lis´ah-vi″rus]
a genus of rhabdoviruses that includes the rabies virus and other related viruses.

Lyssavirus

(lis'ă-vī'rŭs),
A genus of viruses (family Rhabdoviridae) that includes the rabies virus group.

Lyssavirus

/Lys·sa·vi·rus/ (lis´ah-vi″rus) rabies-like viruses; a genus of viruses of the family Rhabdoviridae comprising the rabies virus and other related African viruses infecting mammals and arthropods.

Lys·sa·vi·rus

(lis'ă-vī'rŭs)
A genus of viruses (family Rhabdoviridae) that includes the rabies virus group.

lyssavirus

A single strand RNA virus that causes RABIES or a potentially fatal encephalitis indistinguishable from rabies. To date, seven different lyssavirus genotypes have been identified. Apart from the rabies strain, most of the lyssaviruses are endemic in bats.

Lyssavirus

A genus of viruses that includes the rabies virus and related viruses that infect insects as well as mammals.
Mentioned in: Rabies

Lyssavirus

a genus in the family Rhabdoviridae that contains rabies virus, mokola virus, lagos virus, Australian bat lyssavirus, and Duvenhage virus.
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Fraser named the new rabieslike virus Pteropid lyssavirus, after the species of bat in which it was found.
Are all lyssavirus genes equal for phylogenetic analyses?
Mr McRae, who is being treated at Ninewells Hospital, is suffering from suspected infection with European Bat Lyssavirus (EBL).
It is understood the worker had not been vaccinated against the strain of rabies European Bat Lyssavirus which he is believed to have contracted.
Doctors believe the patient may have been infected by the European Bat Lyssavirus, a type of rabies known to exist in several north European countries.
The European Bat Lyssavirus is common in bats across northern Europe but has been discovered only rarely in the UK.
He was bitten at least once and is believed to have been infected with European Bat Lyssavirus - EBL - a type of rabies found in several European countries.
It is understood the worker was not immunised against the strain of rabies - European Bat Lyssavirus - and his symptoms are advanced.
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.
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 thankfully very uncommon in the UK bat population.
There are 9 genera of rhabdoviruses: Cytorhabdovirus, Ephemerovirus, Lyssavirus, Novirhabdovirus, Nucleorhabdovirus, Perhabdovirus, Sigmavirus, Tibrovirus, and Vesiculovirus.
Health protection consultant Dr Ken Lamden said: "This particular bat was infected with the European Bat Lyssavirus type 2 - a strain of rabies that is thankfully very uncommon in the UK bat population.