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National Borders Effectively Halt the Spread of Rabies: The Current Rabies Epidemic in China Is Dislocated from Cases in Neighboring Countries

  • Zhenyang Guo,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China, State Key Laboratory for Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Xiaoyan Tao,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Cuiping Yin,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Na Han,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Jinning Yu,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Hao Li,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Haizhou Liu,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Wei Fang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • James Adams,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Jun Wang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Guodong Liang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Qing Tang mail,

    qtang04@sina.com (QT); simon.rayner.cn@gmail.com (SR)

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

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  • Simon Rayner mail

    qtang04@sina.com (QT); simon.rayner.cn@gmail.com (SR)

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory for Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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  • Published: January 31, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002039

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error in figure 6a

Posted by srayner on 22 Apr 2014 at 11:08 GMT

In the main text, we state

"For example, Shaanxi province has previously experienced very low rabies incidence but cases have begun to increase in recent years. Figure 6a indicates a strong epidemiological linkage from Shaanxi to Sichuan and from Sichuan to Yunnan"

However, the map incorrectly marks this linkage as occurring between Shanxi (山西) and Yunnan provinces.

To clarify, the predicted linkage occurs between Shaanxi (陕西省) and Yunnan provinces .

thanks to prof Ruan Shigui for pointing this out

No competing interests declared.