Ferret badger rabies origin and its revisited importance as potential source of rabies transmission in Southeast China

  title={Ferret badger rabies origin and its revisited importance as potential source of rabies transmission in Southeast China},
  author={Ye Liu and Shoufeng Zhang and Xianfu Wu and Jinghui Zhao and Yanli Hou and Fei Zhang and Andr{\'e}s Velasco-Villa and Charles E. Rupprecht and Ronglinag Hu},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
BACKGROUND The frequent occurrence of ferret badger-associated human rabies cases in southeast China highlights the lack of laboratory-based surveillance and urges revisiting the potential importance of this animal in rabies transmission. To determine if the ferret badgers actually contribute to human and dog rabies cases, and the possible origin of the ferret badger-associated rabies in the region, an active rabies survey was conducted to determine the frequency of rabies infection and… CONTINUE READING


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