The titres of rabies virus in the saliva of kudu are higher than those of the salivary glands. The high titres are
an indication of active excretion and multiplication in tissues other than the salivary glands. Two out of 4 kudu
died of rabies after experimental infection by the instillation of infected saliva onto their buccal and nasal
mucosae. Mice and 2 cattle resisted a similar exposure. Kudu also developed antibodies against rabies after
instillation of HEP Flury virus onto their nasal and buccal mucosae. Cattle did not react when they were treated
in the same way. These results suggest a high susceptibility of kudu to rabies when the virus is applied to their
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