Rabies, Still Neglected after 125 Years of Vaccination

  title={Rabies, Still Neglected after 125 Years of Vaccination},
  author={Herv{\'e} Bourhy and Alice Dautry-Varsat and Peter J Hotez and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Salomon},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
Rabies is a viral zoonotic infection of the central nervous system caused by a lyssavirus. The disease is fatal without proper post exposure prophylaxis (PEP). In July 1885, Louis Pasteur obtained his first success against rabies by vaccinating Joseph Meister, a 9-year-old boy presenting with multiple deep bite wounds [1]. After more than 700 successful inoculations, Pasteur launched an international subscription and opened the world’s first research institute dedicated to the prevention of… CONTINUE READING
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