Post-exposure Treatment with Anti-rabies VHH and Vaccine Significantly Improves Protection of…

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by Sanne Terryn, Aurélie Francart, Heidi Rommelaere, Catelijne Stortelers, Steven Van Gucht Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) against rabies infection consists of a combination of passive immunisation with plasma-derived human or equine immune globulins and active immunisation with vaccine delivered shortly after exposure. Since anti-rabies immune globulins are expensive and scarce, there is a need for cheaper alternatives that can be produced more consistently.

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Post-exposure Treatment with Anti-rabies VHH and Vaccine Significantly Improves Protection of…