Rabies

Common Name(s)

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.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Rabies" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Rabies" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Rabies" returned 733 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Assessment of rabies exposure risk in a group of U.S. Air Force basic trainees - Texas, January 2014.
 

Author(s): Bryant J Webber, Karyn J Ayers, Brad S Winterton, Heather C Yun, Thomas L Cropper, Johnnie Foster, Matthew C Kren, Brianna Y Meek, Tiffany A Oliver, Christopher M Hudson,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Aug;63(34):749-52.

 

In January 2014, members of the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Lackland, Texas, preventive medicine and public health teams evaluated a U.S. Air Force basic training squadron for potential exposure in sleeping bays to rabies virus carried by Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis). ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

Go To URL
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

Go To URL
Sylvatic rabies and the perception of vampire bat activity in communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
 

Author(s): Natalia Romero-Sandoval, Natalia Escobar, Mireia Utzet, Maria Feijoo-Cid, Miguel Martin

Journal: Cad Saude Publica. 2014 Mar;30(3):669-74.

 

An outbreak of sylvatic rabies was reported in indigenous communities located in the Ecuadorian Amazon in November 2011. The objective of this study was to analyze family dwelling characteristics and other sociodemographic factors associated with the perception of an increase in hematophagous ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
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

Journal:

 

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

Go To URL
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

Journal:

 

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

Go To URL
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

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in Genetics Home Reference.

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2012

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rabies

 

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2012

Go to URL
RNActive® Rabies Vaccine (CV7201) in Healthy Adults
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rabies

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

Go to URL