War against rabies gets shot in the arm in new vaccination method


Rabies currently occurs in more than 150 countries and territories.

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What you need to know:

  • The door-to-door vaccination approach ensures high uptake, but is costly, says expert.
  • During vaccination trials in Malawi, this method was able to highlight areas of low vaccination uptake.
  • Rabies is a zoonotic, viral disease which can be prevented through vaccines.

The odds of winning the fight against rabies are set to skyrocket following the unveiling of a new smart phone technology.


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