The spread of canine rabies into Free State province of South Africa: A molecular epidemiological characterization.

@article{Ngoepe2009TheSO,
  title={The spread of canine rabies into Free State province of South Africa: A molecular epidemiological characterization.},
  author={Chuene Ernest Ngoepe and Claude Taurai Sabeta and Louis Hendrik Nel},
  journal={Virus research},
  year={2009},
  volume={142 1-2},
  pages={175-80}
}
The Free State (FS) province of the Republic of South Africa is associated with endemic rabies in the yellow mongoose, Cynictis penicillata. Historically, this mongoose rabies virus biotype occasionally spilled over into domestic dogs, but the canid rabies virus biotype of southern Africa did not occur here, until recently. We report on the recent spread of canine rabies by means of a molecular epidemiological study that was performed on a cohort of 69 rabies viruses collected from dogs in FS… CONTINUE READING

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