Epidemiology and Infection

Short Report

An outbreak of pig rabies in Hunan province, China

Y. JIANGa1a2, X. YUa3, L. WANGa2, Z. LUa4, H. LIUa3, H. XUANa5, Z. HUa2 and C. TUa2 c1

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

Abstract

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)

Correspondence:

c1 Author for correspondence: Dr C. Tu, Military Veterinary Research Institute, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, 1068 Qinglong Road, Changchun, 130062, China. (Email: changchun_tu@hotmail.com)

Footnotes

† These authors contributed equally to this work.

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