Transmission of Rabies to Laboratory Animals by Bite of a Naturally Infected Bat

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Science  29 May 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3361, pp. 1490-1491
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3361.1490-a


An insectivorous bat that attacked a man in western Montana was induced to bite suckling mice. Subsequently the bat died, and brain and salivary gland suspensions were inoculated into other mice. Rabies virus was isolated from all three groups of mice.