Advances in rabies research

  • Karl Habel
Conference paper
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 38)


Since Pasteur’s day probably more total investigative effort has been directed to studies of rabies virus than to any other one viral agent, with the possible exception of poliovirus. Most of this effort has been concerned with the practical public health aspects of this virus infection and it is in such fields as diagnosis, prophylaxis, and epidemiology that most significant advances have been made in recent years. The extensive developments of modern virology at the molecular and cellular levels have not, in general, been applied to the study of rabies virus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Habel
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  1. 1.U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Biology of Viruses, Bethesda, Md.National Institutes of HealthUSA

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