Childhood Rabies Deaths and the Rule of Rescue
AbstractEvery childhood rabies death is potentially preventable. The vaccine that prevents rabies disease has a formidable safety and efficacy track record. Rabies vaccination of dogs and timely pre-and post-exposure vaccine administration are life-saving and cost-effective, and yet nearly 60,000 people, mainly children, die unnecessarily each year. Poor performance by many veterinary and public health systems, and neglect by complicit authorities is in stark contravention of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The ethical principle of beneficence and the rule of rescue demand re-energised commitment to eradicating childhood rabies deaths. View Full-Text
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Durrheim, D. Childhood Rabies Deaths and the Rule of Rescue. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2017, 2, 9.
Durrheim D. Childhood Rabies Deaths and the Rule of Rescue. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2017; 2(2):9.Chicago/Turabian Style
Durrheim, David. 2017. "Childhood Rabies Deaths and the Rule of Rescue." Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2, no. 2: 9.