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‘Do not touch’: Warning about deadly ‘bat disease’ lyssavirus in Sydney – PerthNow

An urgent health alert has been issued after a deadly virus was detected among a group of bats in Sydney.



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Health officials in Sydneys west have issued an urgent alert after a deadly disease was detected among a group of bats.
Residents have been urged not to touch, or go near, bats amid fears they could contract lyssavirus (ABLV), a potentially deadly virus often carried by Australian bats.
Bats can transmit ABLV by biting or scratching. It can be deadly if not treated.
The Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) issued the urgent health warning after the disease was detected in bats in the area.

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