RABIES: Preventative vaccination for reservoir hosts

Oral vaccination of foxes using bait containing live attenuated rabies vaccines or a recombinant vaccinia-rabies virus is now being undertaken. Both types of vaccine appear to work well and many areas of Europe are now free of rabies. The recombinant vaccine may have advantages of safety and stability over the attenuated vaccine. It has also been shown to be safe and efficacious for the oral immunisation of the main vectors in North America.

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