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Volume 15, Number 8—August 2009


Molecular Epidemiology of Rabies in Southern People’s Republic of China

Xiao-Yan Tao, Qing TangComments to Author , 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)

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Table 1

Diagnostic results for rabies virus in southern People’s Republic of China, 2005–2007*

LocationNo. specimensNo. (%) positive
Guizhou Province
Qianxinan42713 (3)
Qiannan541 (1.9)
Anshun1738 (4.6)
Guangxi Province
Laibin2134 (1.9)
Guigang3048 (2.6)
Hechi2061 (0.4)
Yulin3024 (1.3)
Nanning2227 (3.2)
2 (1.9)
Hunan Province
Shaoyang1516 (4)
Yongzhou1622 (1.2)
Xiangtan1143 (2.6)
Changde1024 (3.9)
3 (1.9)
Total2,88766 (2.3)

*Samples were obtained from apparently healthy domestic dogs.

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