Agonizing rabies deaths can be stopped worldwide

September 25, 2014 6:06 PM

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Agonizing rabies deaths can be stopped worldwide

The deadly rabies virus—aptly shaped like a bullet— can be eliminated among humans by stopping it point-blank among dogs, according to a team of international researchers led by the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University.

Ridding the world of rabies is cost-effective and achievable through mass dog vaccination programs, the scientists report in a paper that appears in the Sept. 26 issue of Science magazine. What's more, they write, because infections occur as a result of interactions between animals and people, a "On...

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