Evolutionary history and dynamics of dog rabies virus in western and central Africa.


The burden of rabies in Africa is estimated at 24,000 human deaths year(-1), almost all of which result from infection with dog rabies viruses (RABV). To investigate the evolutionary dynamics of RABV in western and central Africa, 92 isolates sampled from 27 African countries over 29 years were collected and sequenced. This revealed that RABV currently… (More)
DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.007765-0


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