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

Announcement: Release of National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians' 2016 Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control.
 

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The 2016 Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control was released in the March 1, 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (1). The Compendium's national recommendations for the prevention and control of animal rabies are intended to serve as ...

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2017

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Household exposure and animal-bite surveillance following human rabies detection in Southern Ghana.
 

Author(s): Kofi Afakye, Ernest Kenu, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Sherry Ama Mawuko Johnson, Florence Wongnaah, George Kwame Bonsu

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Rabies remains a neglected tropical zoonotic disease with 100% case fatality rate and estimated 6,000 global mortality annually, and yet vaccine preventable. In Ghana, rabies outbreaks receive poor response. We investigated rabies in a 5-year old boy to find the source of infection, ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Human Rabies - Puerto Rico, 2015.
 

Author(s): Ashley Styczynski, Cuc Tran, Emilio Dirlikov, María Ramos Zapata, Kyle Ryff, Brett Petersen, Anibal Cruz Sanchez, Marrielle Mayshack, Laura Castro Martinez, Rene Condori, James Ellison, Lillian Orciari, Pamela Yager, Rafael González Peña, Dario Sanabria, Julio Cádiz Velázquez, Dana Thomas, Brenda Rivera García

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On December 1, 2015, the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDH) was notified by a local hospital of a suspected human rabies case. The previous evening, a Puerto Rican man aged 54 years arrived at the emergency department with fever, difficulty swallowing, hand paresthesia, cough, ...

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2017

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The terms "Rabies" returned 61 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laboratory diagnostics in dog-mediated rabies: an overview of performance and a proposed strategy for various settings.
 

Author(s): Veasna Duong, Arnaud Tarantola, Sivuth Ong, Channa Mey, Rithy Choeung, Sowath Ly, Hervé Bourhy, Philippe Dussart, Philippe Buchy

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2016 May;46():107-14.

 

The diagnosis of dog-mediated rabies in humans and animals has greatly benefited from technical advances in the laboratory setting. Approaches to diagnosis now include the detection of rabies virus (RABV), RABV RNA, or RABV antigens. These assays are important tools in the current ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2016

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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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