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

Determinants of dog owner-charged rabies vaccination in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
 

Author(s): Eric Kawaya Kazadi, Georges Mbuyi Tshilenge, Victor Mbao, Zakariaou Njoumemi, Justin Masumu

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Rabies is a preventable fatal disease that causes about 61,000 human deaths annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. In Africa, several studies have shown that vaccination of pets is effective in controlling the disease. An annual vaccination coverage of 70% is recommended ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2017

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Development and characterization of novel chimeric monoclonal antibodies for broad spectrum neutralization of rabies virus.
 

Author(s): Pan Kyeom Kim, Sun Ju Keum, Modupe O V Osinubi, Richard Franka, Ji Young Shin, Sang Tae Park, Man Su Kim, Mi Jung Park, Soo Young Lee, William Carson, Lauren Greenberg, Pengcheng Yu, Xiaoyan Tao, Wang Lihua, Qing Tang, Guodong Liang, Madhusdana Shampur, Charles E Rupprecht, Shin Jae Chang

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Current post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies virus infection has several limitations in terms of supply, cost, safety, and efficacy. Attempts to replace human or equine rabies immune globulins (HRIG or ERIG) have been made by several companies and institutes. We developed potent monoclonal ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2017

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Insights and efforts to control rabies in Zambia: Evaluation of determinants and barriers to dog vaccination in Nyimba district.
 

Author(s): Carolyn Patricia Mulipukwa, Boyd Mudenda, Allan Rabson Mbewe

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The current rabies control strategy in Zambia is based on dog vaccination, dog population control and dog movement restrictions. In Nyimba district of Zambia, dog vaccination coverage is low but the incidence of dog bites is high which places the community at risk of rabies infection. ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2017

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The terms "Rabies" returned 70 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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.

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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Rabies Control and Treatment: From Prophylaxis to Strategies with Curative Potential.
 

Author(s): Shimao Zhu, Caiping Guo

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Rabies is an acute, fatal, neurological disease that affects almost all kinds of mammals. Vaccination (using an inactivated rabies vaccine), combined with administration of rabies immune globulin, is the only approved, effective method for post-exposure prophylaxis against rabies ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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Subversion of the Immune Response by Rabies Virus.
 

Author(s): Terence P Scott, Louis H Nel

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Rabies has affected mankind for several centuries and is one of the oldest known zoonoses. It is peculiar how little is known regarding the means by which rabies virus (RABV) evades the immune response and kills its host. This review investigates the complex interplay between RABV ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2016

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