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

A Survey of Dog Owners in Remote Northern Australian Indigenous Communities to Inform Rabies Incursion Planning.
 

Author(s): Emily G Hudson, Navneet Dhand, Salome Dürr, Michael P Ward

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Australia is underprepared for a rabies incursion due to a lack of information about how a rabies outbreak would spread within the susceptible canine populations and which control strategies would be best to control it. The aim of this study was to collect information to parameterize ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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Mobile Phones As Surveillance Tools: Implementing and Evaluating a Large-Scale Intersectoral Surveillance System for Rabies in Tanzania.
 

Author(s): Zacharia Mtema, Joel Changalucha, Sarah Cleaveland, Martin Elias, Heather M Ferguson, Jo E B Halliday, Daniel T Haydon, Gurdeep Jaswant, Rudovick Kazwala, Gerry F Killeen, Tiziana Lembo, Kennedy Lushasi, Alpha D Malishee, Rebecca Mancy, Matthew Maziku, Eberhard M Mbunda, Geofrey J M Mchau, Roderick Murray-Smith, Kristyna Rysava, Khadija Said, Maganga Sambo, Elizabeth Shayo, Lwitiko Sikana, Sunny E Townsend, Honorathy Urassa, Katie Hampson

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Katie Hampson and colleagues describe their experience of developing and deploying a large-scale rabies surveillance system based on mobile phones in southern Tanzania.

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2016

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Overview of Animal Rabies in Kinshasa Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 

Author(s): Augustin Tshibwabwa Twabela, Aaron Simanyengwe Mweene, Justin Mulumbu Masumu, John Bwalya Muma, Boniface Pongombo Lombe, Careen Hankanga

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Rabies is one of the major public health problems mostly affecting developing countries in Africa and Asia where 99.9% of all rabies related human deaths are recorded each year. In Democratic Republic of Congo, repeated outbreaks have been reported. Despite this, there is little reliable ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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The terms "Rabies" returned 63 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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