Special Issue "Innovative Techniques and Approaches in the Control and Prevention of Rabies Virus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: rabies control
Interests: lyssavirus diagnostics and pathobiology; rabies prevention and control; epizootiology of viral zoonoses
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Rabies is one of the oldest documented and most fatal zoonoses known to man. Annually, tens of thousands of human rabies fatalities result from the bite of a rabid dog. Uniquely, rabies is the only zoonosis in which routine laboratory examination of a suspect animal directly determines the need for immediate biomedical care to an exposed person with life-saving prophylaxis. Vaccination against rabies includes both post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) if a bite occurs and preexposure (Pre-P) for individuals determined to be at risk of exposure, such as veterinarians, animal handlers, laboratory workers, cavers, and certain travelers. During 2015, the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health), and the WHO (World Health Organization) described a plan for the global elimination of human rabies from dogs (GEHRD) by 2030, through the application of mass canine vaccination and human prophylaxis. Substantial progress on canine rabies elimination in the Americas provided a regional proof of concept for this plan. In 2016, WHO established a Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) to consider new recommendations on human rabies vaccines and immune globulins, in support of the GEHRD. Throughout the 20th century, sensitive and specific diagnostic methods were developed for viral detection, and safe and effective vaccines were constructed for humans, domestic animals, and free-ranging wildlife. Will such methods still be applicable today or do we need newer tools in diagnosis and immunization to better support the SAGE recommendations and the GEHRD specifically and to better appreciate aspects of rabies holistically in conservation biology, public health, and veterinary medicine?
Dr. Ryan M. Wallace
Prof. Dr. Charles E. Rupprecht
Dr. Amy T. Gilbert
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