Australian bat lyssavirus case definition

This document contains the case definition for Australian bat lyssavirus which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition is to be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

Page last updated: 12 March 2004

Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Australian bat lyssavirus

Reporting

Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

1. Isolation of Australian bat lyssavirus confirmed by sequence analysis

OR

2. Detection of Australian bat lyssavirus by nucleic acid testing.


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