posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 02:40 PM
Experts from Brisbane’s Mater Children’s Hospital warned people worldwide to stay away from bats,after an 8 year old boy was bitten and died of
Australian bat lyssavirus
This is basically rabies without a cure and they are also warning that human-to-human transmission of the virus may be possible
Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) (initially named pteropid lyssavirus PLV) is a zoonotic virus closely related to rabies virus. It was first
identified in a 5-month old juvenile Black Flying Fox (Pteropus alecto) collected near Ballina in northern New South Wales, Australia in 1996 during a
national surveillance program for the recently identified Hendra virus. ABLV is the seventh member of the lyssavirus genus (which includes rabies
virus) and the only lyssavirus family member present in Australia
The boy was bitten on a family trip to Queensland in 2012,Three weeks later he began to suffer convulsions, abdominal pain and fever, followed by
progressive brain problems.
He fell into a coma and died on February 22.
It says Australian bat lyssavirus has proved fatal in all cases reported to date so there is a need for increased public awareness of the risk
associated with bat contact. and all people should just staw away from bats
Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in
The boy last month became the third person in the country to die of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV), for which there is no effective treatment.
Doctors Joshua Francis and Clare Nourse of Brisbane’s Mater Children’s Hospital warned an infectious diseases conference that human-to-human
transmission of the virus may be possible
edit on 21-3-2013 by goou111 because: spelling