New oral wildlife rabies vaccine shows promise

09/20/2013 | Economist (tiered subscription model), The

ONRAB, an oral wildlife rabies vaccine already shown to be effective in Canada, is being tested in several U.S. states. Another vaccine, Raboral V-RG, has demonstrated success in American coyotes and foxes but hasn't controlled the deadly zoonotic disease in skunks and raccoons. With ONRAB, rabies immunization rates in raccoons have increased 19 percentage points in test areas, according to Richard Chipman, the USDA's national rabies management coordinator.

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