This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from South Africa, Germany, and Namibia describe findings from a phylogenetic study aimed at understanding how rabies is maintained within Namibia's kudu — the only kudu population known to carry the disease. Based on patterns in partial or whole-genome sequences from dozens of rabies virus isolates from kudu — a kind of antelope — or other animals, the team saw a distinct genetic cluster containing 42 of the 43 kudu-associated rabies viruses.

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