12/2/2013

The recent fight against rabies has been tumultuous. Gains, such as when Jeanna Giese became the first unvaccinated person to survive rabies thanks to the Milwaukee protocol, have been followed by setbacks, including only sporadic success using the Milwaukee protocol after Giese. Rabies is gaining ground in countries such as Taiwan and France because of government complacency and lack of awareness. However, more remote areas are seeing some improvement through targeted drug delivery and shorter vaccination periods.

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