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Virus has not yet been isolated.
Length of genome (Ng et al., 2015): 7,834 nt (5'-UTR: 751 nt; ORF: 7,005 nt; 3'-UTR: 78 nt). The location of the cre has not been identified.
The deduced polyprotein has a length of 2,335 amino acids. The L protein has unknown function. The 2A protein has been proposed to be chymotrypsin-like protease.
Viral RNA was detected in faeces of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in USA and Germany.
Divergence of P1 sequences suggest the single species Rabovirus A may include two types.
Rabo-: from rat-borne
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