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Reviews the commonest vectors of rabies, worldwide, emphasizing that the domestic dog Canis familiaris is the single most important vector where human infections occur. Study of fox Vulpes vulpes in Europe has permitted modelling of rabies epizootics, which suggests that control of dogs may be effective and control of wild animals impractical, in South Africa as elsewhere.-P.J.Jarvis

Type

Journal article

Journal

South African Journal of Science

Publication Date

01/01/1982

Volume

78

Pages

416 - 417