Travelling horses given first use of new vaccine against rabies are being given to children in Indonesia and Thailand, reports the Hindustan Times
Travelling horses given first use of new vaccine against rabies are being given to children in Indonesia and Thailand, reports the Hindustan Times. The vaccine is being used in Cambodia, as well as in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.
As recently as February this year, the vaccine’s developers were investigating how to prevent rabies from being reintroduced in humans, to find out what lessons the disease could learn from vaccination. But the project’s director, Dr Suresh Prabhakaran, found the risk of rabies rising dramatically again as people began travelling again, which is why the vaccine now uses the “Vaccine for Dog바카라사이트s and Cats and Children” (VFW).
The vaccine takes two doses from one dog and one cat each fortnight. Both dogs and cats are vaccinated to control rabies before they arrive, with the cat being vaccinated at 4 weeks and the dog at 4 weeks. The vaccine causes about 50 percent fewer deaths. Each dog and cat gets a second dose each week, which stops the virus from taking hold.
The vaccine causes about 50 percent fewer deaths. Each dog and cat gets a second dose each week, which stops the virus from taking hold.
It was not until this week that the project was told that after one year, about 95 percent of the dogs and cats in the VFW had received the vaccine, and that about 3 percent of dogs and cats still were potentially dangerous to humans, who may not fully understand that they may get the virus when they travel. This was an important step, Prabhakaran says. “What a breakthrough this is and what it means for the public and the public health community.”
One of the concerns Prabhakaran is particularly concerned about is더킹카지노 that more than 90 percent of people in India who had already received the vaccine in 2006 would return after the vaccination, and then start to get the virus again, causing a vicious우리카지노 circle of infection and death. Some researchers worry that those returning with the virus after the vaccination could become rabid, which could lead to a rabies vaccine being made without the need for human protection or safety measures.
But Prabhakaran sees it differently. “We have to be aware that we don’t have to live with a future where we can’t know if anyone will be affected,” he says. “And that’s a crucial lesson that our society can learn from this vaccine, and then I think it’s just right to move on to a solution that can protect all of us.”