volume 51, issue 12, P4079-4082 2013
DOI: 10.1128/jcm.01818-13
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R. J. Rudd, K. A. Appler, S. J. Wong

Abstract: The antemortem diagnosis of rabies in humans employs techniques that require accuracy, speed, and sensitivity. A combination of histochemical analysis, in vitro virus isolation, immunological methods, and molecular amplification procedures are utilized in efforts to diagnose the disease. Modern medicine now offers potentially life-saving treatment for a disease that was considered invariably fatal once clinical signs develop. However, medical intervention efforts require a rapid and accurate diagnosis as earl…

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