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Literature review examining the biological, epidemiological, and pathogenic properties of a neglected tropical disease: Rabies

Campbell, Ryan (2023) Literature review examining the biological, epidemiological, and pathogenic properties of a neglected tropical disease: Rabies. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Neglected tropical diseases (NTD) such as rabies represent a balance between properly investing in public health infrastructure, health education, and clinical research. Known problems of rabies include the high case fatality rate, endemic spread, and vaccination/treatment cost. Current research on these topics is often fragmented between journals and divided between endemic vs. non-endemic countries. Creating a centralized review of the most up to date literature is critical for enhancing public health professionals’/clinicians’ intellectual arsenal against this disease. Acquisition of the appropriate literature was accomplished by carefully screening through research articles. One of the common themes throughout all articles analyzed is the debate on whether to invest more in rabies deterrence. This review aims to showcase the need for scientific community to take rabies more seriously, as it is one of the few infectious diseases today that continues to evade eradication methods in conjunction with an extraordinary death rate.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Campbell, Ryanryc41@pitt.eduryc41
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee MemberMartinson, Jeremyjmartins@pitt.edujmartinsUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSidani, Jamiejes107@pitt.edujes107UNSPECIFIED
Date: 4 January 2023
Date Type: Completion
Submission Date: 15 December 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 36
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: rabies, pathogenesis, epidemiology, virus, India
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2023 14:50
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2023 14:50


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