This course explains the pathophysiology, epidemiology, vaccines and elimination strategies of the rabies virus.
Rabies is a fatal encephalitis caused by a Lyssavirus primarily transmitted by the bite or scratch of infected animals. Despite efforts in recent years, an estimated 59,000 human deaths from rabies still occur each year worldwide, primarily in Asia and Africa. This is due to a lack of awareness, inaccessibility of post-exposure prophylaxis for exposed individuals, inadequate or non-existent canine rabies control programs, and lack of financial support from governments.
The objective of this MOOC is to share the experiences and knowledge of international experts in animal and human public health on rabies. The course emphasizes the need for a multidisciplinary approach and “One Health” intersectoral cooperation for effective rabies control and elimination.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the transmission, symptoms and clinical management of rabies.
- Describe the importance of different animal reservoirs in the spread of the virus.
- Describe human and animal vaccination strategies to combat rabies virus.
- Identify the role of international organizations in the elimination of rabies.
- Cite examples of rabies control strategies in different regions of the world.
This MOOC is part of the Online Diploma of infectious Diseases of the Institut Pasteur DNM2IP.
Enrollment: From September 09, 2022 to February 07, 2023
Course: From November 08, 2022 to February 14, 2023
Languages: The videos are in English, with English and French subtitles.
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