An arctic fox rabies virus strain as the cause of human rabies in Russian Siberia

An arctic fox rabies virus strain as the cause of human rabies in Russian Siberia A case of human rabies in the arctic zone of Siberia is described. The victim was bitten by a wolf, but characterization of the isolate by monoclonal antibodies showed that it was an arctic fox virus strain. This discovery reaffirmed the value of strain typing rabies virus isolates in regions where this has not been done already: such characterization pertains to the identification of the reservoir host, to the natural history of the virus in the reservoir, and to future surveillance, post-exposure treatment, and public education in the region. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

An arctic fox rabies virus strain as the cause of human rabies in Russian Siberia

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © Wien by 1999 Springer-Verlag/
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0304-8608
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1432-8798
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10.1007/s007050050531
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Abstract

A case of human rabies in the arctic zone of Siberia is described. The victim was bitten by a wolf, but characterization of the isolate by monoclonal antibodies showed that it was an arctic fox virus strain. This discovery reaffirmed the value of strain typing rabies virus isolates in regions where this has not been done already: such characterization pertains to the identification of the reservoir host, to the natural history of the virus in the reservoir, and to future surveillance, post-exposure treatment, and public education in the region.

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 1999

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