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General characteristics of the selected dog rabies studies.

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posted on 2021-05-27, 17:53 authored by Maylis Layan, Simon Dellicour, Guy Baele, Simon Cauchemez, Hervé Bourhy

(A) Classification of the included publications with the total number of studies, the publication time span, and the number of publications per continent of study. Asia and Africa account for up to 78% of the included studies. (B) Number of publications per year and per methodological category. Mathematical models were the first studies to be published followed by phylodynamic and interdisciplinary studies. (C) Number of publications per country of study. Each publication was attributed to one or multiple countries based on the origin of the RABV genetic sequences, rabid case data or dog ecology data. For phylodynamic studies, countries were not considered if their genetic data were included only in regular phylogenetic tree reconstructions. Similarly, two studies which described rabies dynamics at the global scale [52,65] were not considered in this figure. In our collected records, China accounts for most Asian studies. Spain appears on the map because Ceuta and Melilla, which are Spanish enclaves in North Africa, are represented in two datasets of RABV genetic sequences [68,72]. (D) Number of studies per topic and methodological category. The World Bank,, CC-BY 4.0.