Rabies and African wild dogs in Kenya

P. W. Kat, K. A. Alexander, J. S. Smith, L. Munson

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Three packs of Lycaon pictus ranging to the north of the Masai Mara National Reserve in SW Kenya were monitored from 1988-1990. During the period 2 August-14 September 1989, 21 of 23 members of one of these packs died. Histological examination of two brain samples revealed eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusions (Negri bodies), supporting a diagnosis of rabies viral encephalitis. Infection was with a viral variant common among domestic dogs in Kenya and Tanzania. A hypothesis linking African wild dog rabies deaths to researcher handling is considered implausible. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Royal Society of London, B
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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