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Supporting rabies control in India
  1. Karen L. Mansfield1,
  2. Ashley C. Banyard1,
  3. Anthony R. Fooks1,
  4. Richard Franka2,
  5. Shrikrishna Isloor3 and
  6. Abdul Rahman3
  1. 1Wildlife Zoonoses and Vector-borne Diseases Research Group, Animal and Plant Health Agency – Weybridge, Woodham Lane, Surrey KT15 3NB, UK
  2. 2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  3. 3Rabies Laboratory, Veterinary College, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bangalore, India
  • Dr Mansfield and Professor Fooks are also affiliated to the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L3 5TQ, UK

  • Professor Fooks is further affiliated to the Institute for Infection and Immunity, St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK. e-mail: Tony.Fooks{at}


Earlier this year, Tony Fooks and colleagues described how, under a laboratory twinning project run by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the UK's OIE Reference Laboratory for rabies, based at the APHA in Weybridge, had been working with the Changchun Veterinary Research Institute in the People's Republic of China to help the institute develop into an OIE Reference Laboratory itself (VR, March 5, 2016, vol 178, pp 231-232). Now, the APHA is taking part in a further three-year project to build rabies diagnosis capability in Bangalore, India, as he and his colleagues explain below

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