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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rabies" returned 931 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Surveillance of Canine Rabies in the Central African Republic: Impact on Human Health and Molecular Epidemiology.
 

Author(s): Vianney Tricou, Julie Bouscaillou, Emmanuel Kamba Mebourou, Fidèle Dieudonné Koyanongo, Emmanuel Nakouné, Mirdad Kazanji

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Although rabies represents an important public health threat, it is still a neglected disease in Asia and Africa where it causes tens of thousands of deaths annually despite available human and animal vaccines. In the Central African Republic (CAR), an endemic country for rabies, ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016

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Human rabies transmitted by dogs: current status of global data, 2015.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 Jan;91(2):13-20.

 

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2016

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Rabies in a Dog Imported from Egypt with a Falsified Rabies Vaccination Certificate--Virginia, 2015.
 

Author(s): Julie R Sinclair, Ryan M Wallace, Karen Gruszynski, Marilyn Bibbs Freeman, Colin Campbell, Shereen Semple, Kristin Innes, Sally Slavinski, Gabriel Palumbo, Heather Bair-Brake, Lillian Orciari, Rene E Condori, Adam Langer, Darin S Carroll, Julia Murphy

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Canine rabies virus variant has been eliminated in the United States and multiple other countries. Globally, however, dogs remain the principal source for human rabies infections. The World Health Organization recommends that when dogs cross international borders, national importing ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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The terms "Rabies" returned 62 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epidemiology, Impact and Control of Rabies in Nepal: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Brecht Devleesschauwer, Arjun Aryal, Barun Kumar Sharma, Anita Ale, Anne Declercq, Stephanie Depraz, Tara Nath Gaire, Gyanendra Gongal, Surendra Karki, Basu Dev Pandey, Sher Bahadur Pun, Luc Duchateau, Pierre Dorny, Niko Speybroeck

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Rabies is a vaccine-preventable viral zoonosis belonging to the group of neglected tropical diseases. Exposure to a rabid animal may result in a fatal acute encephalitis if effective post-exposure prophylaxis is not provided. Rabies occurs worldwide, but its burden is disproportionately ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2016

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Rabies in the Baltic States: Decoding a Process of Control and Elimination.
 

Author(s): Emmanuelle Robardet, Evelyne Picard-Meyer, Marianna Dobroštana, Ingrida Jaceviciene, Katrin Mähar, Zita Muižniece, Gediminas Pridotkas, Marius Masiulis, Enel Niin, Edvīns Olševskis, Florence Cliquet

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Rabies is a fatal zoonosis that still causes nearly 70, 000 human deaths every year. In Europe, the oral rabies vaccination (ORV) of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) was developed in the late 1970s and has demonstrated its effectiveness in the eradication of the disease in Western and some ...

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2016

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Control of Dog Mediated Human Rabies in Haiti: No Time to Spare.
 

Author(s): Max F Millien, Jocelyne B Pierre-Louis, Ryan Wallace, Eduardo Caldas, Jean M Rwangabgoba, Jean L Poncelet, Ottorino Cosivi, Victor J Del Rio Vilas

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The American region has pledged to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies by 2015. As part of these efforts, we describe the findings of a desk and field mission review of Haiti's rabies situation by the end of 2013. While government officials recognize the importance of dog-mediated ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2015

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