Rabies

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Rabies

Rabies is a deadly virus spread by saliva. People can get the virus from getting bitten by an infected animal. Bats, coyotes, foxes, racoons, and skunks are likely to have rabies. Beginning symptoms of rabies are similar to the flu and include fever, nausea, aches, excessive salivation and paralysis. If have been bitten or think you have been bitten by a wild or domestic animal carrying rabies, seek immediate medical attention. If caught early, there is a series of shots available that can prevent the rabies virus from taking hold.

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The terms "Rabies" returned 1012 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Potential Confounding of Diagnosis of Rabies in Patients with Recent Receipt of Intravenous Immune Globulin.
 

Author(s): Neil M Vora, Lillian A Orciari, J Bradford Bertumen, Inger Damon, James A Ellison, Vance G Fowler, Richard Franka, Brett W Petersen, P S Satheshkumar, Stephen M Schexnayder, Todd G Smith, Ryan M Wallace, Susan Weinstein, Carl Williams, Pamela Yager, Michael Niezgoda

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Rabies is an acute encephalitis that is nearly always fatal. It is caused by infection with viruses of the genus Lyssavirus, the most common of which is Rabies lyssavirus. The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) defines a confirmed human rabies case as an illness ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Protecting children from rabies with education and pre-exposure prophylaxis: A school-based campaign in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines.
 

Author(s): Raffy Deray, Cesar Rivera, Shiela Gripon, Corazon Ulanday, Maria Concepcion Roces, Anna Charinna Amparo, Michael Attlan, Clarisse Demont, Alexia Kieffer, Mary Elizabeth Miranda

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Rabies remains endemic in the Philippines. A study was conducted in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines to: (i) detect the true incidence of animal bites in school children aged 5-14 years using active surveillance and compare these data to estimates from the existing passive surveillance ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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SYN023, a novel humanized monoclonal antibody cocktail, for post-exposure prophylaxis of rabies.
 

Author(s): Tzu-Yuan Chao, Shiqi Ren, Enyun Shen, Susan Moore, Shou-Feng Zhang, Li Chen, Charles E Rupprecht, Eric Tsao

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Rabies is a neglected zoonotic disease that is preventable in humans by appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). However, current PEP relies on polyclonal immune globulin products purified from pooled human (HRIG) or equine (ERIG) plasma that are either in chronic shortage or ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Rabies" returned 72 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful strategies implemented towards the elimination of canine rabies in the Western Hemisphere.
 

Author(s): Andres Velasco-Villa, Luis E Escobar, Anthony Sanchez, Mang Shi, Daniel G Streicker, Nadia F Gallardo-Romero, Fernando Vargas-Pino, Veronica Gutierrez-Cedillo, Inger Damon, Ginny Emerson

Journal: Antiviral Res.. 2017 07;143():1-12.

 

Almost all cases of human rabies result from dog bites, making the elimination of canine rabies a global priority. During recent decades, many countries in the Western Hemisphere have carried out large-scale dog vaccination campaigns, controlled their free-ranging dog populations ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Jocelyn A Kessels, Sergio Recuenco, Ana Maria Navarro-Vela, Raffy Deray, Marco Vigilato, Hildegund Ertl, David Durrheim, Helen Rees, Louis H Nel, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, Deborah Briggs

Journal: Bull. World Health Organ.. 2017 Mar;95(3):210-219C.

 

To review the safety and immunogenicity of pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis (including accelerated schedules, co-administration with other vaccines and booster doses), its cost-effectiveness and recommendations for use, particularly in high-risk settings.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rationale and support for a One Health program for canine vaccination as the most cost-effective means of controlling zoonotic rabies in endemic settings.
 

Author(s): Robert P Lavan, Alasdair I MacG King, David J Sutton, Kaan Tunceli

Journal: Vaccine. 2017 03;35(13):1668-1674.

 

Although dog vaccination has been demonstrated to reduce and eliminate rabies in humans, during meetings there are often calls for further pilot studies. The assembled data proves that a widespread approach is now required. While zoonotic rabies has a minimal presence in developed ...

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