Rabies deaths in Pakistan: results of ineffective post-exposure treatment.

  title={Rabies deaths in Pakistan: results of ineffective post-exposure treatment.},
  author={Shehzad Parviz and Rashid A. Chotani and Joseph P McCormick and Sue Fisher-Hoch and Stephen B Luby},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={8 6},
OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence of rabies and the effectiveness of post-exposure treatment (PET) in Pakistan. METHODS Rabies cases admitted from July 1993 to December 1994 to a public rabies isolation hospital were analyzed. Two samples (one sample each from a separate peripheral site) of a single batch of sheep brain vaccine (SBV) were also tested for potency by the National Institute of Health (NIH) test in May 1997. RESULTS Forty patients were admitted with a history of clinical… CONTINUE READING
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