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Biomed Environ Sci. 2017 Jul;30(7):526-529. doi: 10.3967/bes2017.069.

Dog-transmitted Rabies in Beijing, China.

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1
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Key Laboratory of Jilin Province for Zoonosis Prevention and Control, Military Veterinary Research Institute, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Changchun 130122, Jilin, China.
2
Beijing Municipal Center for Animal Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102600, China.
3
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Key Laboratory of Jilin Province for Zoonosis Prevention and Control, Military Veterinary Research Institute, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Changchun 130122, Jilin, China; Jilin Jiahui Biotechnology Co. Ltd, Changchun 130000, Jilin, China.

Abstract

Rabies remains a continuous threat to public health in Beijing. In this study, a total of 224 brain tissues were collected from suspected infected stray dogs within Beijing between January 2015 and December 2016. Among them, total of 67 samples were diagnosed positive for rabies. In the phylogenetic analysis, rabies in Beijing is currently a relatively independent public health issue originating from local rabid dogs apart from the imported cases from elsewhere in the country. Because vaccination of unregistered dogs against rabies is still neglected in Beijing and other regions of China, national and local authorities should play central roles in all related aspects, such as development of policies, engagement of stakeholders for public and professional education, entire vaccination process, and animal management.

PMID:
28756812
DOI:
10.3967/bes2017.069
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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