Can rabies be eradicated?

  title={Can rabies be eradicated?},
  author={Charles E. Rupprecht and Janine Barrett and Deborah Briggs and Florence Cliquet and Anthony R Fooks and Boonlert Lumlertdacha and François Xavier Meslin and T M{\"u}ler and Louis Hendrik Nel and Christoph Schneider and No{\"e}l Tordo and Alexander I. Wandeler},
  journal={Developments in biologicals},
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, in the Genus Lyssavirus. Susceptible natural hosts include all mammals. Primary reservoirs reside in the Orders Carnivora and Chiroptera. A plethora of variants, maintained by a diversity of abundant hosts, presents a challenge to a strict concept of true eradication. Globally, the domestic dog… CONTINUE READING