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

[Evaluation of Knowledge-Attitudes-Practices of the populations in the health districts of Benoye, Laoukassy, Moundou and South N'Djamena towards canine rabies in Chad].
 

Author(s): Rolande Mindekem, Monique Lechenne, Idriss Oumar Alfaroukh, Daugla Doumagoum Moto, Jakob Zinsstag, Laurent Tinoaga Ouedraogo, Sahidou Salifou

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Canine rabies remains a concern in Africa as well as in Chad. Our study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and practices of the populations towards the appropriate management of people exposed to canine rabies and effective fight against it.

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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Epidemiology, clinical features and risk factors for human rabies and animal bites during an outbreak of rabies in Maputo and Matola cities, Mozambique, 2014: Implications for public health interventions for rabies control.
 

Author(s): Cristolde Salomão, Amílcar Nacima, Lutero Cuamba, Lorna Gujral, Olga Amiel, Cynthia Baltazar, Julie Cliff, Eduardo Samo Gudo

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In Mozambique, the majority of rabies outbreaks are unreported and data on the epidemiological features of human rabies and animal bites are scarce. An outbreak of human rabies in adjacent Maputo and Matola cities in 2014 prompted us to investigate the epidemiology, clinical features ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2017

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Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation of a Novel Integrated Bite Case Management Program for the Control of Human Rabies, Haiti 2014-2015.
 

Author(s): Eduardo A Undurraga, Martin I Meltzer, Cuc H Tran, Charisma Y Atkins, Melissa D Etheart, Max F Millien, Paul Adrien, Ryan M Wallace

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2017 Jun;96(6):1307-1317.

 

AbstractHaiti has the highest burden of rabies in the Western hemisphere, with 130 estimated annual deaths. We present the cost-effectiveness evaluation of an integrated bite case management program combining community bite investigations and passive animal rabies surveillance, using ...

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2017

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The terms "Rabies" returned 68 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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A Systematic Review of Human Bat Rabies Virus Variant Cases: Evaluating Unprotected Physical Contact with Claws and Teeth in Support of Accurate Risk Assessments.
 

Author(s): Virginia M Dato, Enzo R Campagnolo, Jonah Long, Charles E Rupprecht

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In the United States and Canada, the most recent documented cases of rabies have been attributed to bat rabies viruses (RABV). We undertook this systematic review in an effort to summarize and enhance understanding of the risk of infection for individuals who have been potentially ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2016

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Perspectives in Diagnosis and Treatment of Rabies Viral Encephalitis: Insights from Pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): Anita Mahadevan, M S Suja, Reeta S Mani, Susarala K Shankar

Journal: Neurotherapeutics. 2016 Jul;13(3):477-92.

 

Rabies viral encephalitis, though one of the oldest recognized infectious disease of humans, remains an incurable, fatal encephalomyelitis, despite advances in understanding of its pathobiology. Advances in science have led us on the trail of the virus in the host, but the sanctuaries ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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