Reference : Rabies Eradication in Belgium by Fox Vaccination Using Vaccinia-Rabies Recombinant Virus
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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/239382
Rabies Eradication in Belgium by Fox Vaccination Using Vaccinia-Rabies Recombinant Virus
English
Brochier, Bernard [> > > >]
Pastoret, Paul-Pierre [Université de Liège - ULiège > Departement of virology > > >]
Dec-1993
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
Agricultural Research Council
60
4
469-75
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0030-2465
2219-0635
South Africa
[en] Synthetic/administration & dosage ; veterinary MH - Vaccines ; Vaccination methods ; Rabies Vaccines/administration & dosage MH ; Administration, Oral MH - Animals MH - Belgium MH - Foxes/*virology MH - Rabies/prevention & control/*veterinary MH
[en] Oral immunization of foxes against rabies, by distributing vaccine-baits in the field, has been in progress since 1993 in the whole of the infected area of Belgium (10,000 km2). A vaccinia-rabies recombinant virus (VR-G) was used as vaccine because of its efficacy, safety and heat-stability. The successive campaigns of fox vaccination have induced a drastic decrease in rabies incidence and in 1993 there were no cases of rabies detected in the fox population. A marked decrease of human post-exposure treatments and the elimination of the disease in domestic animals have been the consequence of fox rabies control.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/239382

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