Canine Rabies Ecology in Southern Africa

  title={Canine Rabies Ecology in Southern Africa},
  author={John Bingham},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Rabies is a widespread disease in African domestic dogs and certain wild canine populations. Canine rabies became established in Africa during the 20th century, coinciding with ecologic changes that favored its emergence in canids. I present a conceptual and terminologic framework for understanding rabies ecology in African canids. The framework is underpinned by 2 distinct concepts: maintenance and persistence. Maintenance encompasses the notion of indefinite transmission of infection within a… CONTINUE READING
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