Ethiopian wolves are the rarest canid in the world, with only 500 found in the Ethiopian highlands. Rabies poses the most immediate threat to their survival, causing epizootic cycles of mass mortality. The complete genome sequence of a rabies virus (RABV) derived from an Ethiopian wolf during the most recent epizootic is reported here.
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This work was supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (SE0427), and by the EU FP7-funded Research Infrastructure Grant European Virus Archive (no. 19 228292). The Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme [http://www.ethiopianwolf.org] thanks the Ethiopian Willdife Conservation Authority and the Bale Mountains National Park for permission to work in Bale and the Born Free Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Network for funding.
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