Advances in Preventive Medicine

Recent Advances in Prevention and Control of Rabies


Publishing date
15 Aug 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2011

1Department of Neurovirology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India

2College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

3WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Rabies, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France


Recent Advances in Prevention and Control of Rabies

Description

Rabies continues to be a major public health problem in most Asian and African countries where estimated 55 000 people die of this dreaded disease every year mostly from bites from rabid dogs. On the other hand, public threat to rabies continues to persist in developing countries of America and Europe where bats are emerging as important reservoir host animals. Though rabies is fatal once the symptoms of the disease develop, it is 100% preventable if timely and appropriate postexposure treatment with modern vaccines and immunoglobulins is instituted. During the past two decades, considerable advances have taken place in the development of highly effective vaccines not only in their production but also in their administration by economical methods. Extensive research is underway for development of novel vaccines for rabies. Human monoclonal antibodies are likely to be used for passive immunization in the near future. Similarly, efforts are underway to develop more effective vaccines for immunization of dogs which are the main source of the virus in Asian countries.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate continuing efforts to develop more economical vaccines and immunoglobulins for prevention of rabies in humans and animals, better understand the molecular epidemiology of the virus, and review the current knowledge on the cell biology and pathogenesis of rabies, social and ecological factors that continue to contribute to the existence of the disease, and methods to increase knowledge, attitude, and practices pertaining to the prevention of this fatal disease. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Global epidemiology of the disease
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Cell biology and Pathogenesis
  • New developments in human vaccines
  • New developments in animal vaccines
  • Ongoing efforts to treat human rabies cases
  • Rabies control in wild life
  • New developments in laboratory diagnosis
  • Use of monoclonal antibodies for passive immunotherapy
  • Ongoing global and regional control and elimination strategies
  • History of rabies prevention

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 956428
  • - Editorial

Recent Advances in Prevention and Control of Rabies

S. N. Madhusudana | Deborah Briggs | Hervé Bourhy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 898171
  • - Research Article

Immunogenicity Studies in Carnivores Using a Rabies Virus Construct with a Site-Directed Deletion in the Phosphoprotein

Ad Vos | Karl-Klaus Conzelmann | ... | Andreas Neubert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 383870
  • - Review Article

Human Rabies in the WHO Southeast Asia Region: Forward Steps for Elimination

Gyanendra Gongal | Alice E. Wright
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 812515
  • - Review Article

Report of the First Meeting of the Middle East and Eastern Europe Rabies Expert Bureau, Istanbul, Turkey (June 8-9, 2010)

Orhan Aylan | Aly Fahmy Mohamed El-Sayed | ... | Betty Dodet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 727821
  • - Research Article

Laboratory Surveillance of Rabies in Humans, Domestic Animals, and Bats in Madagascar from 2005 to 2010

Jean-Marc Reynes | Soa Fy Andriamandimby | ... | Jean-Michel Heraud
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 403201
  • - Research Article

Immunogenicity of Simulated PCECV Postexposure Booster Doses 1, 3, and 5 Years after 2-Dose and 3-Dose Primary Rabies Vaccination in Schoolchildren

Thavatchai Kamoltham | Wiravan Thinyounyong | ... | Claudius Malerczyk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 601789
  • - Research Article

Using Intradermal Rabies Vaccine to Boost Immunity in People with Low Rabies Antibody Levels

David Brown | Anthony R. Fooks | Martin Schweiger
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