About the Authors

Sowath Ly

Affiliation Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Philippe Buchy

Affiliation Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Nay Yim Heng

Affiliation Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sivuth Ong

Affiliation Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Nareth Chhor

Affiliation Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hervé Bourhy

Affiliation Lyssavirus Unit, UPRE Lyssavirus Dynamics and Host Adaptation, WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Rabies, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Sirenda Vong

svong@pasteur-kh.org

Affiliation Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SV. Performed the experiments: SL PB NYH SO HB. Analyzed the data: SL NC HB SV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PB SO HB. Wrote the paper: SL SV. Responsible for the lab confirmation of all rabies cases (humans and animals): PB. Responsible for the rabies clinic at Pasteur: NYH. Performed all the testing under the supervision of PB: SO. Responsible for the Emergency department at Calmette hospital: NC. Examined and recorded clinically all rabid patients: NC. Head of UPRE Lyssavirus Dynamics and Host Adaptation, National Reference Centre for Rabies WHO Collaborative Centre for Reference and Research on Rabies: HB.