Villagers had rabies antibodies without vaccination

Author: Greg Cima


September 15, 2012
By Greg Cima

Some villagers in Peru have survived exposure to rabies virus and developed antibodies without vaccination, a recently published article states.

Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found rabies virus neutralizing antibodies in six unvaccinated people and one previously vaccinated person after taking sera from 63 residents of the Amazonian villages of Truenocha and Santa Marta, according to an article published in the August 2012 issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

A CDC announcement indicates the six who had antibodies but no known history of vaccination were unlikely to have received medical care following previous bat bites.

link: Read more


This website may use cookies which enable you to personalize your experience on our site, tell us which parts of our website people have visited and give us insights into user behavior so we can improve our communication and products.

Settings   Info  



These cookies are essential to enable you to browse around our website and use the features.
These cookies enable storage of information that changes the way a website behaves or looks, like settings for your preferred language or region.
These cookies collect information about how you use our website. These cookies are also used to let affiliates know if you came to one of our websites from an affiliate. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Cookie Name  Value  ExpiresTypedescription