Pathogenicity of rabies viruses isolated in China: two fixed strains and a street strain.

OBJECTIVE To investigate the virulence characteristics of two fixed strains (CTN and aG) and a street strain (HN10) of rabies viruses isolated in China. METHODS ICR mice of different age groups were inoculated with CTN, aG and HN10 rabies virus strains via the intracracerebral (i.c.) or intramuscular (i.m.) routes, and observed for 20 days. RESULTS The… (More)