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Title: Rabies is still a fatal but neglected disease: a case report
Authors: Phillips, Richard Odame
Amoako, Y. A.
Drosten, C.
El‑Duah, P.
Owusu, M.
Yeboah, R .
Gorman, R.
Adade, T.
Bonney, J.
Tasiame, W.
Nyarko‑Jectey, K.
Binger, T.
Corman, V. M.
Keywords: Diagnostic testing,
Incubation period,
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2021
Abstract: : Rabies, caused by a lyssavirus, is a viral zoonosis that afects people in many parts of the world, espe‑ cially those in low income countries. Contact with domestic animals, especially dogs, is the main source of human infections. Humans may present with the disease only after a long period of exposure. Nearly half of rabies cases occur in children <15 years old. We report on a fatal case of rabies in a Ghanaian school child 5 years after the expo‑ sure incident, and the vital role of molecular tools in the confrmation of the diagnosis.
Description: This article is published at Journal of Medical Case Reports, and also available at doi.org/10.1186/s13256-021-03164-y
URI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-021-03164-y
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