Emerging Technologies for the Detection of Rabies Virus: Challenges and Hopes in the 21st Century

@inproceedings{Fooks2009EmergingTF,
  title={Emerging Technologies for the Detection of Rabies Virus: Challenges and Hopes in the 21st Century},
  author={Anthony R Fooks and Nicholas Johnson and Conrad M Freuling and Philip R. Wakeley and Ashley C Banyard and L M McElhinney and Denise A Marston and A. Braani Dastjerdi and Edward Wright and Robin A Weiss and Thomas M{\"u}ller},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2009}
}
The diagnosis of rabies is routinely based on clinical and epidemiological information, especially when exposures are reported in rabies-endemic countries. Diagnostic tests using conventional assays that appear to be negative, even when undertaken late in the disease and despite the clinical diagnosis, have a tendency, at times, to be unreliable. These tests are rarely optimal and entirely dependent on the nature and quality of the sample supplied. In the course of the past three decades, the… CONTINUE READING