Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006
Evaluation of a Direct, Rapid Immunohistochemical Test for Rabies Diagnosis
|Species||No. brains examined†|
|Domestic dog||73 (39)|
|Domestic cat||7 (3)|
|Aardwolf (Proteles cristatus)||1|
|African civet (Civettictis civetta)||2|
|Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)||2|
|Slender mongoose (Herpestes sanguineus)||3|
|Dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula)||2|
|White-tailed mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda)||8 (1)|
|Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)||3|
|Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)||8|
|Black-backed jackal/bat-eared fox‡||2 (1)|
|Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)||3|
|Small-spotted genet (Genetta genetta)||7 (1)|
|Lion (Panthera leo)||6|
|Serval (Felis serval)||1|
|Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)||12 (1)|
|Striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena)||1|
|Zorilla (Ictonyx striatus)||1|
|Total domestic||95 (55)|
|Total wildlife||64 (4)|
*dRIT, direct immunohistochemical test; DFA, direct fluorescent-antibody assay.
†The number of rabies-positive samples is shown in brackets.
‡Species not definitively identified.
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