Rabies in a Sand Cat (Felis margarita) in Saudi Arabia: One Health Implications

Shamsudeen F Fagbo*, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Saigul, Ahmed Abdulrahman Ali, Eid Elshamary, Selim Ahmed Selim, Hany Tatwany, Yousif Alfadel, Arjan Stegeman, Abdullah Assiri, Charles E Rupprecht*

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Abstract

We report a case of rabies in a sand cat, Felis margarita, from Saudi Arabia. This incident suggests hitherto undocumented spillover infection in this species. Our report highlights the shortcomings of passive reporting, necessity of wildlife surveillance, and the need for a comprehensive One Health approach to disease prevention and control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-979
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume57
Issue number4
Early online date28 Jul 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

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