World Rabies Day, September 28
World Rabies Day is sponsored by the Alliance for Rabies Control and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Safe and effective vaccines are available to reduce the impact of human and animal rabies and help prevent the disease in animals.
Emerging Infectious Diseases Podcasts
Rabies in Captive Deer
Dr. Brett Petersen, a medical officer at CDC, discusses rabies in captive deer.
Terrestrial Rabies and Human Postexposure Prophylaxis, New York, USA
This podcast describes a 10-year study of the use of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) for rabies in New York State. CDC's Dr. Brett Petersen discusses the prevalence of rabies in the United States and how the study lends support to recent changes in the recommended PEP protocol.
Rabies Elimination in Dogs in the United States
Rabies has been eliminated from dogs in the United States through efforts to promote annual vaccination, but it's still a problem in wildlife in the U.S. and in wild and domesticated animals abroad. In this podcast, CDC's Dr. Charles Rupprecht discusses a study which provides proof of the elimination of rabies in dogs and what this means for the average American.