4.6 Is it useful to characterize the virus?

Yes. Virus identification using monoclonal antibodies or molecular techniques can provide valuable information for epidemiological considerations. As rabies virus and other lyssavirus variants across the world possess unique genetic fingerprints and features depending on the region or species, this information is valuable for epidemiological analysis and can help identifying the source of infection. For examples see here.


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