Molecular Epidemiology of Rabies in Southern People’s Republic of China
Xiao-Yan Tao, Qing Tang , Hao Li, Zhao-Jun Mo, Hong Zhang, Ding-Ming Wang, Qiang Zhang, Miao Song, Andres Velasco-Villa, Xianfu Wu, Charles E. Rupprecht, and Guo-Dong Liang
Author affiliations: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (X.-Y. Tao, Q. Tang, H. Li, Q. Zhang, M. Song, G.-D. Liang); Guangxi Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanning, People’s Republic of China (Z.-J. Mo); Hunan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Changsha, People’s Republic of China (H. Zhang); Guizhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guiyang, People’s Republic of China (D.-M. Wang); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. Velasco-Villa, X. Wu, C.E. Rupprecht)
Figure 2. Neighbor-joining phylogenetic tree of 60 specimens of rabies virus from the People’s Republic of China, 2005–2007, based on a 720-nt (nt 704–nt 1423) nucleoprotein (N) gene fragment of rabies virus rooted with the Pasteur strain of rabies virus (PV). Numbers at each node indicate degree of bootstrap support; only those with support >70% are indicated. Taxa are from Hunan Province are shown in red, taxa are from Guangxi Province in black, and taxa are from Guizhou Province in blue. City, year of sample collection, and GenBank accession no. are included for each taxon. Stars indicate human samples; others are dog samples. YZ, Yongzhou; XX, Xiangxi; SY, Shaoyang; NN, Nanning; GG, Guigang; CD, Changde; XT, Xiangtan; LB, Laibin; LZ, Liuzhou; YL, Yulin; HC, Hechi; QX, Qianxinan; AS, Anshun. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.
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