a1 College of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Jilin University, Changchun, China
a2 Military Veterinary Research Institute, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Changchun, China
a3 Veterinary College of Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China
a4 Veterinary College of Foshan University, Foshang, China
a5 Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, China
The first dog-associated outbreak of rabies in swine in China (Hunan province) has been diagnosed and the related virus isolated. Sequence analysis showed that the pig isolate was a genotype 1 rabies virus with a very high nucleotide identity to local dog isolates.
(Accepted May 01 2007)
(Online publication June 11 2007)
† These authors contributed equally to this work.