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

Community-based survey during rabies outbreaks in Rangjung town, Trashigang, eastern Bhutan, 2016.
 

Author(s): Tenzin Tenzin, Jamyang Namgyal, Sangay Letho

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Rabies is a highly fatal disease transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Human deaths can be prevented by prompt administering of rabies vaccine and rabies immunoglobulin following the exposure. An assessment of community knowledge, awareness and practices on rabies is important ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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An inter- laboratory proficiency testing exercise for rabies diagnosis in Latin America and the Caribbean.
 

Author(s): Alfonso Clavijo, Mary H Freire de Carvalho, Lillian A Orciari, Andres Velasco-Villa, James A Ellison, Lauren Greenberg, Pamela A Yager, Douglas B Green, Marco A Vigilato, Ottorino Cosivi, Victor J Del Rio-Vilas

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The direct fluorescent antibody test (DFA), is performed in all rabies reference laboratories across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Despite DFA being a critical capacity in the control of rabies, there is not a standardized protocol in the region. We describe the results of ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2017

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Ecological niche modeling of rabies in the changing Arctic of Alaska.
 

Author(s): Falk Huettmann, Emily Elizabeth Magnuson, Karsten Hueffer

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Rabies is a disease of global significance including in the circumpolar Arctic. In Alaska enzootic rabies persist in northern and western coastal areas. Only sporadic cases have occurred in areas outside of the regions considered enzootic for the virus, such as the interior of the ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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The terms "Rabies" returned 64 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The importance of immune evasion in the pathogenesis of rabies virus.
 

Author(s): Naoto Ito, Gregory W Moseley, Makoto Sugiyama

Journal: J. Vet. Med. Sci.. 2016 Aug;78(7):1089-98.

 

Rabies is a zoonotic disease caused by the Lyssavirus rabies virus (RABV) that can infect most mammals, including humans, where it has a case-fatality rate of almost 100%. Although preventable by vaccination, rabies causes c. 59,000 human fatalities every year worldwide. Thus, there ...

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2016

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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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Rabies transmission risks during peripartum--Two cases and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Christiane Tshabu Aguèmon, Arnaud Tarantola, Eugène Zoumènou, Sophie Goyet, Pamphile Assouto, Sowath Ly, Serge Mewanou, Hervé Bourhy, Betty Dodet, Abdou-Rahmann Aguèmon

Journal: Vaccine. 2016 Apr;34(15):1752-7.

 

We report two cases of probable rabies in near-term/at-term pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. One baby was delivered by caesarean section and the other one vaginally. Both received post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), including RIG and vaccine and both are alive and healthy, ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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Last Updated: 23 Nov 2016

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Last Updated: 23 Nov 2016

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Immunogenicity and Safety of a Purified Vero Rabies Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rabies Virus

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2017

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