[Survey and anslysis of infection rate of dog rabies in the regions with high incidence of human rabies]

Hao Li, Xiao-Yan Tao, Miao Song, Qiang Zhang, Zhao-Jun Mo, Kai-Jiao Zhou, Hong Zhang, De-Fang Dai, Ding-Ming Wang, Jin-Zhun Zhou, Qing Tang, Guo-Dong Liang
Chinese Journal of Experimental and Clinical Virology 2008, 22 (3): 161-4

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the situation of dog rabies and analyze it's relationship with human rabies.

METHODS: In Guizhou, Guangxi and Hunan provinces which suffered from rabies most heavily, one or two cities were selected respectively from regions with high-, middle-, low-incidence rate of human rabies as investigation spots where Dogs' brain specimens were collected and detected with both direct immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and RT-PCR.

RESULTS: A total of 2887 specimens were collected and 66 of these were positive for IFA and RT-PCR. Therefore, the rate of positive specimens was 2.3%. However, there was not a close relationship in the incidence rate of dog rabies and human rabies.

CONCLUSION: Dog's infection situation of rabies contributed to the severe epidemic of human rabies.

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