Molecular Characterization of Canine Rabies Virus, Mali, 2006-2013

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 May;22(5):866-70. doi: 10.3201/eid2205.150470.


We genetically characterized 32 canine rabies viruses isolated in Mali during 2006-2013 and identified 3 subgroups that belonged to the Africa 2 lineage. We also detected subgroup F rabies virus. This information should be useful for development of mass vaccination campaigns for dogs and eventual large-scale control programs in this country.

Keywords: Africa 2 lineage; Mali; canine rabies virus; dogs; molecular analysis; rabies; rabies virus; viruses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dog Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Dog Diseases / virology*
  • Dogs
  • Geography
  • Mali / epidemiology
  • Phylogeny
  • Phylogeography
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • RNA, Viral
  • Rabies / veterinary*
  • Rabies virus / classification*
  • Rabies virus / genetics*


  • RNA, Viral