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Virol J. 2012 Feb 21;9:50. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-9-50.

Rabies molecular virology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

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  • 1Molecular Parasitology and Virology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, Pakistan. zubairyousaf0@gmail.com

Abstract

Rabies is an avertable viral disease caused by the rabid animal to the warm blooded animals (zoonotic) especially human. Rabies occurs in more than 150 countries and territories. According to an estimation by WHO, almost 55,000 people die because of rabies every year. The Dogs are the major reason behind this, approximately 99% human deaths caused by dog's bites. Developing and under developing countries, both are the victims of rabies. With the post-exposure preventive regimes, 327,000 people can prevent this disease annually.The current article mainly covers the genome, virology, symptoms, epidemiology, diagnostic methods, and the high risk countries around the globe.

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