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Research Article

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

About the Authors

Zhenyang Guo, Xiaoyan Tao, Cuiping Yin, Jinning Yu, Hao Li, Guodong Liang, Qing Tang
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
Zhenyang Guo, Na Han, Haizhou Liu, Wei Fang, James Adams, Jun Wang, Simon Rayner
State Key Laboratory for Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZYG XYT CPY JNY HL GDL QT. Performed the experiments: ZYG XYT CPY JNY HL. Analyzed the data: ZYG XYT NH JNY HZL WF JA JW QT SR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZYG XYT CPY JNY HL GDL QT. Wrote the paper: ZYG XYT JA QT SR.