A few years before the aerial drops began, wild rabies seemed to be making a comeback in Texas, with rabies outbreaks moving northward from the border by about 50 miles a year, said veterinarian Ernest Oertli, PhD, DVM, director of the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program at the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Nearly two decades later, the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program has dropped a total of more than 36 million rabies vaccine baits over a total 501,200 square miles.
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This paper investigates the relationship between animal rabies and postexposure treatment (PET) in Ontario by examining the introduction of human diploid cell vaccine (HDCV) in 1980 and the initiation of an oral rabies vaccination program for wildlife in 1989.
We investigated the nature of this relationship in Ontario from 1958 to 2000, focusing on the impact of two important advances in rabies prevention: a) the introduction of human diploid cell rabies vaccine (HDCV) and b) the initiation of an oral rabies vaccination program (ORVP).