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 1046 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Level and pattern of human rabies and dog bites in Techiman Municipality in the Middle Belt of Ghana: a six year retrospective records review.
 

Author(s): Damien Tioyire Punguyire, Anthony Osei-Tutu, Emmanuel Vikpenibe Aleser, Timothy Letsa

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Rabies is a viral zoonotic disease that is transmitted primarily by bites from rabid dogs and has the highest case fatality rate of most infectious diseases in humans. We described a 6-year trend of rabies and dog bites in a peri-urban district in Ghana.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Shortening intradermal rabies post-exposure prophylaxis regimens to 1 week: Results from a phase III clinical trial in children, adolescents and adults.
 

Author(s): Phirangkul Kerdpanich, Pornthep Chanthavanich, Mari Rose De Los Reyes, Jodor Lim, Delia Yu, Ma Cecilia Ama, Zenaida Mojares, Daniela Casula, Ashwani Kumar Arora, Michele Pellegrini

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This phase III clinical trial compared the immunogenicity and safety of a purified chick-embryo cell rabies vaccine (PCECV) administered according to a shortened post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) 4-site/1-week intradermal regimen, compared with the currently recommended 2-site/Thai ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A research agenda to reinforce rabies control: A qualitative and quantitative prioritization.
 

Author(s): Anne M G Neevel, Tessa Hemrika, Eric Claassen, Linda H M van de Burgwal

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Despite the existence of safe and effective vaccines, rabies disease still causes an estimated 59,000 human deaths a year in the endemic areas in Asia and Africa. These numbers reflect severe drawbacks regarding the implementation of PrEP and PEP in endemic settings, such as lack ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Rabies" returned 73 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rabies elimination research: juxtaposing optimism, pragmatism and realism.
 

Author(s): Sarah Cleaveland, Katie Hampson

Journal: Proc. Biol. Sci.. 2017 Dec;284(1869):.

 

More than 100 years of research has now been conducted into the prevention, control and elimination of rabies with safe and highly efficacious vaccines developed for use in human and animal populations. Domestic dogs are a major reservoir for rabies, and although considerable advances ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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