Is there a need for anti-rabies vaccine and immunoglobulins rationing in Europe?

@article{Bourhy2009IsTA,
  title={Is there a need for anti-rabies vaccine and immunoglobulins rationing in Europe?},
  author={Herv{\'e} Bourhy and Maryvonne Goudal and Alexandra Mailles and Małgorzata Sadkowska-Todys and Laurent Dacheux and H. William. Zeller},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 13}
}
Rabies is a lethal encephalitis caused by a lyssavirus and transmitted from animals to humans via bite wound, scratch wound, or licking of mucous membranes. It is preventable by timely administration of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) consisting of four or five doses of rabies vaccine combined, in the most severe cases of exposures, with anti-rabies immunoglobulin (RIG). Although the rabies incidence in humans remains low, rabies is still present in some European countries. Moreover, rabid… CONTINUE READING
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