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Antigenic and genetic divergence of rabies viruses from bat species indigenous to Canada.
Antigenic characterisation of over 350 chiropteran rabies viruses of the Americas, especially from species reported rabid in Canada, distinguished 13 viral types. In close accord with thisExpand
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Emergence of Arctic-like Rabies Lineage in India
Progenitors of Arctic-like rabies viruses, which now circulate extensively in India, may have been responsible for the emergence of the Arctic rabies lineage.
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Can rabies be eradicated?
Rabies, an acute progressive encephalitis, is an ancient zoonosis. Its distribution encompasses all continents, except Antarctica. Agents consist of at least 11 species orgenotypes of rhabdoviruses,Expand
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Development of real‐time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction methods for human rabies diagnosis
To improve timely ante‐mortem human rabies diagnosis, methods to detect viral RNA by TaqMan‐based quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reactions (qRT‐PCRs) have been developed. ThreeExpand
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A molecular epidemiological study of rabies virus in central Ontario and western Quebec.
Rabies persists in Ontario wildlife in two predominant species: the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis). A protocol applying reverse transcription/polymerase chainExpand
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The epidemiology of fox rabies in Europe.
Rabies virus is a very old parasite of animals and humans. Records dating back to 2300 years BC document that rabies was prevalent and recognized as a disease transmitted from dogs to humans inExpand
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Oral immunization of wildlife against rabies: concept and first field experiments.
The possibility of immunizing carnivores against rabies with live attenuated vaccine administered by the oral route was raised by North American scientists in the 1960s. Subsequently, severalExpand
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Lyssavirus P gene characterisation provides insights into the phylogeny of the genus and identifies structural similarities and diversity within the encoded phosphoprotein.
A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the Lyssavirus genus, employing P gene sequences from 128 isolates recovered globally, is presented. While confirming prior suggestions of the geneticExpand
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The ecology of dogs and canine rabies: a selective review.
Although dogs are the most widespread and abundant of all carnivores, the role of the dog in human cultures and its impact on the environment have rarely been studied. These subjects are reviewed inExpand
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Study of the dog population and the rabies control activities in the Mirigama area of Sri Lanka.
The national health authorities of Sri Lanka have adopted a combined strategy of rabies vaccination and stray dog removal to control endemic dog rabies. Despite the control efforts, an increase ofExpand
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