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

Rabies death attributed to exposure in Central America with symptom onset in a U.S. detention facility - Texas, 2013.
 

Author(s): Ryan M Wallace, Darlene Bhavnani, John Russell, Sherif Zaki, Atis Muehlenbachs, Kathryn Hayden-Pinneri, Ricardo Mena Aplícano, Leonard Peruski, Neil M Vora, Sharon Balter, Diana Elson, Edith Lederman, Ben Leeson, Thomas McLaughlin, Steve Waterman, Maureen Fonseca-Ford, Jesse Blanton, Richard Franka, Andres Velasco-Villa, Michael Niezgoda, Lillian Orciari, Sergio Recuenco, Inger Damon, Cathleen Hanlon, Felix Jackson, Jessie Dyer, Ashutosh Wadhwa, Laura Robinson,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 May;63(20):446-9.

 

On June 7, 2013, a man was diagnosed in a Texas hospital with rabies. He had been detained in a U.S. detention facility during his infectious period. To identify persons exposed to rabies who might require rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), CDC and the Texas Department of State ...

Last Updated: 22 May 2014

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Diagnosis, management and post-mortem findings of a human case of rabies imported into the United Kingdom from India: a case report.
 

Author(s): Smriti Pathak, Daniel L Horton, Sebastian Lucas, David Brown, Shumonta Quaderi, Sara Polhill, David Walker, Eleni Nastouli, Alejandro Núñez, Emma L Wise, Anthony R Fooks, Michael Brown

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Human rabies infection continues to be a significant public health burden globally, and is occasionally imported to high income settings where the Milwaukee Protocol for intensive care management has recently been employed, with limited success in improving survival. Access to molecular ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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Cost-effectiveness of canine vaccination to prevent human rabies in rural Tanzania.
 

Author(s): Meagan C Fitzpatrick, Katie Hampson, Sarah Cleaveland, Imam Mzimbiri, Felix Lankester, Tiziana Lembo, Lauren A Meyers, A David Paltiel, Alison P Galvani

Journal: Ann. Intern. Med.. 2014 Jan;160(2):91-100.

 

The annual mortality rate of human rabies in rural Africa is 3.6 deaths per 100 000 persons. Rabies can be prevented with prompt postexposure prophylaxis, but this is costly and often inaccessible in rural Africa. Because 99% of human exposures occur through rabid dogs, canine vaccination ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2014

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The terms "Rabies" returned 45 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laboratory diagnosis of human rabies: recent advances.
 

Author(s): Reeta Subramaniam Mani, Shampur Narayan Madhusudana

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Rabies, an acute progressive, fatal encephalomyelitis, transmitted most commonly through the bite of a rabid animal, is responsible for an estimated 61,000 human deaths worldwide. The true disease burden and public health impact due to rabies remain underestimated due to lack of sensitive ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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Surveillance and control of rabies in La Reunion, Mayotte, and Madagascar.
 

Author(s): Soa Fy Andriamandimby, Jean-Michel Héraud, Ravo Ramiandrasoa, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Jhon H Rasambainarivo, Laurent Dacheux, Anthony Lepelletier, Steven M Goodman, Jean-Marc Reynes, Hervé Bourhy

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Mayotte and La Reunion islands are currently free of animal rabies and surveillance is performed by the French Human and Veterinary Public Health Services. However, dog rabies is still enzootic in Madagascar with 4 to 10 confirmed human cases each year. The number of antirabies medical ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Current and future tools for global canine rabies elimination.
 

Author(s): Richard Franka, Todd G Smith, Jessie L Dyer, Xianfu Wu, Michael Niezgoda, Charles E Rupprecht

Journal: Antiviral Res.. 2013 Oct;100(1):220-5.

 

Even though rabies is almost uniformly fatal, it is readily preventable with currently available tools. Vaccination is highly efficacious for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of rabies in humans and animals, and prompt postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with vaccine and rabies immune ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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Last Updated: 12 Jul 2012

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Immunogenicity Study of a Reduced (4-dose) Vaccine Schedule and Rabies Immunoglobulins
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rabies

 

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2012

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RNActive® Rabies Vaccine (CV7201) in Healthy Adults
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rabies

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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