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 1034 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rabies Vaccine Hesitancy and Deaths Among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women - Vietnam, 2015-2016.
 

Author(s): Huong T T Nguyen, Cuc H Tran, Anh D Dang, Huong G T Tran, Thiem D Vu, Thach N Pham, Hoang V Nguyen, Anh N K Nguyen, Emily G Pieracci, Duong N Tran

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Human rabies deaths are preventable through prompt administration of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with rabies immune globulin and rabies vaccine after exposure to a rabid animal (1); there are no known contraindications to receiving PEP (1,2). Despite widespread availability of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Estimating the burden of rabies in Ethiopia by tracing dog bite victims.
 

Author(s): Tariku Jibat Beyene, Monique C M Mourits, Abraham Haile Kidane, Henk Hogeveen

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In developing countries where financial resources are limited and numerous interests compete, there is a need for quantitative data on the public health burden and costs of diseases to support intervention prioritization. This study aimed at estimating the health burden and post-exposure ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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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.

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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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