Rabies in Ferret Badgers, Southeastern China

  title={Rabies in Ferret Badgers, Southeastern China},
  author={Shoufeng Zhang and Qing Ying Tang and Xianfu Wu and Ye Liu and Fei Zhang and Charles E. Rupprecht and Rongliang Hu},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Ferret badger-associated human rabies cases emerged in China in 1994. We used a retrospective epidemiologic survey, virus isolation, laboratory diagnosis, and nucleotide sequencing to document its reemergence in 2002-2008. Whether the cause is spillover from infected dogs or recent host shift and new reservoir establishment requires further investigation.