[Survey and anslysis of infection rate of dog rabies in the regions with high incidence of human rabies].Zhonghua Shi Yan He Lin Chuang Bing Du Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Jun; 22(3):161-4.ZS
To investigate the situation of dog rabies and analyze it's relationship with human rabies.
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.
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.
Dog's infection situation of rabies contributed to the severe epidemic of human rabies.