About the Authors

Julie Baby

Affiliation Chief Disease Investigation Office, Department of Animal Husbandry, Kerala, India

Reeta Subramaniam Mani

Affiliation Department of Neurovirology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Rabies, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

Swapna Susan Abraham

Affiliation Chief Disease Investigation Office, Department of Animal Husbandry, Kerala, India

Asha T. Thankappan

Affiliation Chief Disease Investigation Office, Department of Animal Husbandry, Kerala, India

Prasad Madhavan Pillai

Affiliation Chief Disease Investigation Office, Department of Animal Husbandry, Kerala, India

Ashwini Manoor Anand

Affiliation Department of Neurovirology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Rabies, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

Shampur Narayan Madhusudana

mshampur@hotmail.com, mshampur@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Neurovirology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Rabies, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

Jayachandran Ramachandran

Affiliation Veterinary Hospital, Koithoorkonam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Sachin Sreekumar

Affiliation Veterinary Hospital, Koithoorkonam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JB SSA RSM SNM. Performed the experiments: JB SSA RSM SNM ATT PMP JR SS AMA. Analyzed the data: JB SSA RSM SNM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JB SSA RSM SNM ATT PMP JR SS AMA. Wrote the paper: JB SSA RSM SNM ATT PMP JR SS AMA.