CDC: Amazon study finds routine rabies exposures

By Newsroom America Feeds at 1 Aug 2012

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CDC: Amazon study finds routine rabies exposures

Some people living in two Amazon communities in Peru survived being exposed to rabies virus without receiving vaccination, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the Peruvian Ministry of Health. While avoiding rabid animal exposures, and receiving injections administered after a person is exposed to rabies virus remain the best ways to protect against acquisition of this fatal disease, there is strong evidence that an immune response may occur in certain communities where people are regularly exposed to the virus, according to a study published today. >Learn more


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