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Research Article

Genetic Diversity and Geographic Distribution of Genetically Distinct Rabies Viruses in the Philippines

  • Mariko Saito mail,

    saitom@med.tohoku.ac.jp

    Affiliations: Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan, RITM-Tohoku Collaborative Research Center on Emerging and Re-emerging Research, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Hitoshi Oshitani,

    Affiliations: Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan, RITM-Tohoku Collaborative Research Center on Emerging and Re-emerging Research, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Jun Ryan C. Orbina,

    Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Kentaro Tohma,

    Affiliation: Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan

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  • Alice S. de Guzman,

    Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Taro Kamigaki,

    Affiliations: Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan, RITM-Tohoku Collaborative Research Center on Emerging and Re-emerging Research, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Catalino S. Demetria,

    Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Daria L. Manalo,

    Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Akira Noguchi,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Infectious Disease, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Satoshi Inoue,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Infectious Disease, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Beatriz P. Quiambao

    Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • Published: April 04, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002144

About the Authors

Mariko Saito, Hitoshi Oshitani, Kentaro Tohma, Taro Kamigaki
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan
Mariko Saito, Hitoshi Oshitani, Taro Kamigaki
RITM-Tohoku Collaborative Research Center on Emerging and Re-emerging Research, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Jun Ryan C. Orbina, Alice S. de Guzman, Catalino S. Demetria, Daria L. Manalo, Beatriz P. Quiambao
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Akira Noguchi, Satoshi Inoue
National Institute of Infectious Disease, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: saitom@med.tohoku.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HO TK SI DLM BPQ. Performed the experiments: MS JRCO ASdG KT CSD. Analyzed the data: MS KT TK HO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AN SI. Wrote the paper: MS HO KT.