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Phylogenetic Analysis of Rabies Viruses from Burkina Faso, 2007

Authors

  • P. De Benedictis,

    1.  Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, National Reference Centre for Rabies, OIE and National Collaborating Centre for Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface, Legnaro, Padova, Italy
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  • A. Sow,

    1.  Virology Department, Laboratoire National d’Elevage, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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  • A. Fusaro,

    1.  Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, National Reference Centre for Rabies, OIE and National Collaborating Centre for Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface, Legnaro, Padova, Italy
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  • C. Veggiato,

    1.  Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, National Reference Centre for Rabies, OIE and National Collaborating Centre for Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface, Legnaro, Padova, Italy
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  • C. Talbi,

    1.  Institut Pasteur, UPRE Lyssavirus Dynamics and Host Adaptation, National Reference Center for Rabies, WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Rabies, Paris, Cedex, France
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  • A. Kaboré,

    1.  Virology Department, Laboratoire National d’Elevage, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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  • W. G. Dundon,

    1.  Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, National Reference Centre for Rabies, OIE and National Collaborating Centre for Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface, Legnaro, Padova, Italy
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  • H. Bourhy,

    1.  Institut Pasteur, UPRE Lyssavirus Dynamics and Host Adaptation, National Reference Center for Rabies, WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Rabies, Paris, Cedex, France
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  • I. Capua

    1.  Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, National Reference Centre for Rabies, OIE and National Collaborating Centre for Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface, Legnaro, Padova, Italy
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I. Capua. Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Research & Development Department, Viale dell’Università 10, Legnaro, Padova, Italy. Tel.: +39 049 8084 369; Fax: +39 049 8084 360; E-mail: icapua@izsvenezie.it

Summary

Genetic characterization of 32 canine rabies viruses circulating in Burkina Faso in 2007 identified two clades both belonging to the Africa 2 lineage. Sequence homology data suggest that transboundary spread is the most likely means of introduction, highlighting an evolving epidemiological situation.

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