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Research Article

Evolutionary History of Rabies in Ghana

  • David T. S. Hayman,

    Affiliations: Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency – Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nicholas Johnson,

    Affiliation: Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency – Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel L. Horton,

    Affiliation: Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency – Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Jessica Hedge,

    Affiliation: Institute for Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Philip R. Wakeley,

    Affiliation: Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency – Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Ashley C. Banyard,

    Affiliation: Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency – Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Shoufeng Zhang,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Services Laboratory, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana

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  • Andy Alhassan,

    Affiliation: Changchun Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Changchun, Jilin, People's Republic of China

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  • Anthony R. Fooks mail

    t.fooks@vla.defra.gsi.gov.uk

    Affiliations: Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency – Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom, The National Centre for Zoonosis Research, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001001

About the Authors

David T. S. Hayman, Nicholas Johnson, Daniel L. Horton, Philip R. Wakeley, Ashley C. Banyard, Anthony R. Fooks
Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency – Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom
David T. S. Hayman
Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
David T. S. Hayman
Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom
Jessica Hedge
Institute for Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Shoufeng Zhang
Veterinary Services Laboratory, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana
Andy Alhassan
Changchun Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Changchun, Jilin, People's Republic of China
Anthony R. Fooks
The National Centre for Zoonosis Research, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: t.fooks@vla.defra.gsi.gov.uk

Competing Interests

Prof. Tony Fooks is an Academic Editor for PLoS ONE.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DTSH PRW AA ARF. Performed the experiments: DTSH NJ DLH PRW ACB SZ. Analyzed the data: DTSH NJ DLH JH ACB SZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PRW AA ARF. Wrote the paper: DTSH NJ ARF.