How do the reservoirs of rabies virus vary by geographic location?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Global reservoirs of rabies virus are as follows [18, 19] :

  • Europe - Foxes, bats

  • Middle East - Wolves, dogs

  • Asia - Dogs

  • Africa - Dogs, mongooses, antelopes

  • North America - Foxes, skunks, raccoons, insectivorous bats

  • South America - Dogs, vampire bats


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