Author(s): Nanayakkara S, Smith JS, Rupprecht CE
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Abstract Rabies virus exists in dogs on Sri Lanka as a single, minimally divergent lineage only distantly related to other rabies virus lineages in Asia. Stable, geographically isolated virus populations are susceptible to local extinction. A fully implemented rabies-control campaign could make Sri Lanka the first Asian country in >30 years to become free of rabies virus.
This article was published in Emerg Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health