There are also the Sokoke bushy tailed mongoose, Aders's Duiker, which is found only at Arabuko and Zanzibar, the Savanna elephants, African Civets
, Sokokes, Baboons and Vervet monkeys.
On May 11, 2009, an African civet (Civettictis civetta) displaying clinical signs consistent with rabies was killed by rangers in Ikoma Ward within Serengeti National Park (Figure 1).
We describe evidence, based on genomic sequences obtained from the brain sample of an African civet with clinical signs consistent with rabies, for the existence of a novel lyssavirus designated IKOV (Ikoma lyssavirus).
The child who was bitten by the African civet received appropriate wound care and postexposure rabies vaccination.
This case of rabies in an African civet in the center of Serengeti National Park was highly unexpected.