Rabies vaccine - Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Adverse reactions - Immunization
 
RABIES VACCINE
Sayenna Uduman
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Epidemiology
According to WHO, the actual number of rabies deaths in India may be far higher than we know because of unreported or untreated cases and the paucity of literature at national level. The Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) states, India bears the world’s heaviest rabies burden, accounting for 35% of all deaths due to the disease. Worldwide, most human rabies result from dog bites in areas where canine rabies is enzootic, accounting around 59 000 die of rabies each year and nearly half of whom are children. Most rabid dogs, cats, and ferrets shed virus for a few days before there are obvious signs of illness. No case of human rabies has been attributed to a rabid animal that has remained healthy throughout the standard 10-day period of confinement after an exposure.

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Sayenna Uduman
Sayenna A Uduman MD, FAAP
Visiting Professor, Infection Control Committee & ID Division of the KIMS
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India


First Created : 2/1/2016

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