Rabies: old disease, new challenges
- Comparison of Biotinylated Monoclonal and Polyclonal Antibodies in an Evaluation of a Direct Rapid Immunohistochemical Test for the Routine Diagnosis of Rabies in Southern Africa. Coetzer, Andre; Sabeta, Claude T.; Markotter, Wanda; Rupprecht, Charles E.; Nel, Louis H. // PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases;Sep2014, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p1
The major etiological agent of rabies, rabies virus (RABV), accounts for tens of thousands of human deaths per annum. The majority of these deaths are associated with rabies cycles in dogs in resource-limited countries of Africa and Asia. Although routine rabies diagnosis plays an integral role...
- Human Death Associated with Bat Rabies–California, 2003. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;2/18/2004, Vol. 291 Issue 7, p816
Reports on a study of human rabies deaths brought on by bat rabies in California for the year 2003. Case study of a patient infected with bat rabies; Prior statistics of human rabies in California areas brought on by contact with bat-associated rabies virus variants; Treatment of human rabies;...
- Lagos Bat Virus, South Africa. Markotter, Wanda; Randles, Jenny; Rupprecht, Charles E.; Sabeta, Claude T.; Taylor, Peter J.; Wandeler, Alex I.; Nel, Louis H. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Mar2006, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p504
Three more isolates of Lagos bat virus were recently recovered from fruit bats in South Africa after an apparent absence of this virus for 13 years. The sporadic occurrence of cases is likely due to inadequate surveillance programs for lyssavirus infections among bat populations in Africa.
- Survival of Naturally Infected Rabid Dogs and Cats. Tepsumethanon, Veera; Lumlertdacha, Boonlert; Mitmoonpitak, Channarong; Sitprija, Visith; Meslin, Francois X.; Wilde, Henry // Clinical Infectious Diseases;7/15/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p278
A total of 1820 dogs and 332 cats that appeared ill or had bitten humans or animals were observed for ⩾10 days. Of these, 957 dogs and 94 cats that were confirmed to be rabid survived <10 days after admission to our institution. This study supports current recommendations that dogs and cats...
- Right Place, Wrong Species: A 20-Year Review of Rabies Virus Cross Species Transmission among Terrestrial Mammals in the United States. Wallace, Ryan M.; Gilbert, Amy; Slate, Dennis; Chipman, Richard; Singh, Amber; Cassie Wedd; Blanton, Jesse D. // PLoS ONE;Oct2014, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p1
Introduction: In the continental US, four terrestrial mammalian species are reservoirs for seven antigenic rabies virus variants. Cross species transmission (CST) occurs when a rabies virus variant causes disease in non-reservoir species. Methods: This study analyzed national surveillance data...
- Global Perspective of Rabies and Rabies Related Viruses: A Comprehensive Review. Nandi, S.; Kumar, M. // Asian Journal of Animal & Veterinary Advances;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p101
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- rhabdovirus. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2033
A definition of the term "rhabdovirus" is presented which refers to a group of rod-shaped ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses including the rabies virus that is pathogenic to people.
- Rabies revealed to the extreme. Feldmann, Bruce Max // DVM: The Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine;Jul2013, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p34
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Rabies Vaccination: To Exempt or Not?" by Marc Rosenberg in the March 2013 issue.
- Successful Protection of Humans Exposed to Rabies Infection. Bahmanyar, Mahmoud; Fayaz, Ahmad; Nour-Salehi, Shokrollah; Mohammad, Manouchehr; Koprowski, Hilary // Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (Allen Press Publishing Serv;Spring2000, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p42
Discusses the use of rabies immune serum and vaccines in the treatment and complete protection of several persons bitten by rabid animals in Iran from June 1975 to January 1976. History of rabies treatment; Details on the infected patients; Results of the treatment.