Anti-Brucella agglutinins were found in 5 of 53 (9.4%) vampire bats Desmodus rotundus, captured in the State of Bahia, Brasil. Two specimens of Diphylla ecaudata were negative. Fifty specimens of the small monkey, Callithrix penicillata, were also negative.

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Member of the staff of the Biological Institute, Secretary of Agriculture, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.


Address: Instituto de Microbiologia, UFRJ, Centro de Ciências Médicas Bloco I, Ilha do Fundāo, Rio de Janeiro, GB, Brazil.