Rabies Encephalitis in Malaria-Endemic Area, Malawi, Africa
Macpherson Mallewa*†, Anthony R. Fooks‡, Daniel Banda†, Patrick Chikungwa§, Limangeni Mankhambo†, Elizabeth Molyneux†, Malcolm E. Molyneux†, and Tom Solomon*
Author affiliations: *University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; †College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi; ‡Veterinary Laboratories Agency (Weybridge) WHO Collaborating Centre for the Characterisation of Rabies and Rabies-Related Viruses, Surrey, United Kingdom; §Central Veterinary Laboratory, Lilongwe, Malawi;
Figure. Phylogenetic tree, based on 400 nucleotides of the nucleoprotein gene (10), showing the relationship between rabies virus isolates in this study from humans (in boldface) and animals (underlined), and other representative isolates; GenBank accession nos. are in brackets. Bootstrap values >70% are considered significant and are included within the figure. The Africa 1, 2, 3, and 4 genotypes are within rabies virus genotype 1 (13).
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