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2013.04.17 Press Release

Molecular epidemiology of rabies viruses in the Philippines

A research group led by Assistant Professor Mariko Saito and Professor Hitoshi Oshitani of the Department of Virology at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine has clarified the genetic diversity and the geographical distribution of the Philippine rabies virus. The results of the research will hopefully contribute to the health measures against rabies in the Philippines.

In addition, these findings were published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases issue of April 4. The paper's title is "Genetic Diversity and Geographic Distribution of Genetically Distinct Rabies Viruses in the Philippines."

[Contact]
Assistant Professor Mariko Saito
Department of Virology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
TEL: +81-22-717-8211
E-mail: saitom*med.tohoku.ac.jp (Replace * with @)

[Public Relations]
Senior Assisntant Professor Hitoshi Inada
Public Relations Office of Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
TEL: +81-22-717-7891
FAX: +81-22-717-8187
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