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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012


Arctic-like Rabies Virus, Bangladesh

Khondoker Mahbuba Jamil, Kamruddin AhmedComments to Author , Moazzem Hossain, Takashi Matsumoto, Mohammad Azmat Ali, Sohrab Hossain, Shakhawat Hossain, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Nasiruddin, and Akira Nishizono
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh (K.M. Jamil); Oita University, Oita, Japan (K. Ahmed, T. Matsumoto, A. Nishizono); Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dhaka (M. Hossain); Dhaka City Corporation, Dhaka (M.A. Ali, S. Hossain, A. Islam, M. Nasiruddin); Tongi Municipality, Tongi, Bangladesh (S. Hossain)

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Table 1

Characteristics of 7 animal samples tested for rabies virus, Bangladesh

Sample no. Animal Age, y District History Signs and symptoms GenBank accession no.*
BDR1 Dog Unknown Dhaka Unknown Angry, biting tendency, excessive salivation, gradually became drowsy Not determined
BDR2 Cow 8 Narsingdi Calf died of suspected rabies 1 wk earlier Angry, salivation, drooping of tongue, inability to drink or eat AB699208
BDR3 Cow 10 Dhaka Unknown Angry, salivation, frequent micturition, inability to drink or eat AB699209
BDR4 Goat 3 Narayanganj Dog bite 2.5 mo earlier Angry, inability to eat and drink, biting tendency AB699210
BDR5 Goat 2 Narayanganj Dog bite to head 2 mo earlier Angry, salivation, inability to eat and drink AB699220 (whole genome)
BDR6 Cow 6 Dhaka Unknown Angry, salivation, trying to attack AB699212
BDR7 Cow 5 Narayanganj Dog bite 2 mo earlier Angry, salivation, trying to attack AB699213

*For glycoprotein gene.

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