Epidemic Strain of Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus from a Vampire Bat Captured in Oaxaca, Mexico, 1970

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Science  04 Feb 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4021, pp. 546-547
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4021.546


A vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, captured in Oaxaca, Mexico, in August 1970, was found to be infected with the epidemic strain of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus at the same time that an equine epizootic was occurring there.