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WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies: First Report

WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies: First Report

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WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies: First Report

More than 99% of all human rabies deaths occur in the developing world, and although effective and economical control measures are available, the disease has not been brought under control throughout most of the affected countries. Given that a major factor in the low level of commitment to rabies control is a lack of accurate data on the true public health impact of the disease, this report of a WHO Expert Consultation begins by providing new data on the estimated burden of the disease and its distribution in the world. It also reviews recent progress in the classification of rabies viruses, rabies pathogenesis and diagnosis, rabies pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, the management of rabies patients, and canine as well as wildlife rabies prevention and control.

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ISBN-13: 9789241209311
Publisher: World Health Organization
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Series: WHO Technical Report Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 4.72(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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