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Immunogenicity of Purified Vero Cell Rabies Vaccine Used in the Treatment of Fox-Bite Victims in India

I. S. Matha and S. R. Salunke

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 4, pages 611-613
Published in print February 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/427700
Immunogenicity of Purified Vero Cell Rabies Vaccine Used in the Treatment of Fox-Bite Victims in India

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Purified Vero cell rabies vaccine was used to treat 19 patients who experienced fox bite. Seventeen patients survived, and 2 patients died of rabies. Maximum antibody titers determined using a rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test were 25 IU, ⩽90 days after the first vaccination and were 30 IU on day 1050 after booster vaccination.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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