Current status of rabies

M. A. Khan, S. L. Diesch, S. M. Goyal

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At the moment there is a great need for the establishment of diagnostic laboratories particularly in the developing countries, for two main objectives: (i) to assist in diagnosis of rabies in the suspected animals after it has bitten humans to confirm the disease and to make appropriate decision for post-exposure vaccination and (ii) to determine the pre-exposure antibody titer in the vaccinated individuals of high risk group and the protective titer after post-exposure immunization. The test needs to be of high specificity and high sensitivity with a minimum of false negative and the false positive reactions. At present, it appears that IAHA is a useful test for screening for antibodies after pre-exposure immunization of high risk group and that RFFIT is an excellent confirmatory test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-229
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Zoonoses
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986


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