Sadly, as many of you may know, a 6-year-old Eustis, Florida boy lost his battle with rabies earlier this week after contracting the lethal virus through a scratch from a bat.
A Orlando hospital and the team of providers attempted the experimental Milwaukee protocol in an attempt to save his life but unfortunately it fell short.
This is the second human rabies death in the state since October.
So what is rabies and what should you do if you are exposed?
Joining me to answer these questions and more is Peter Costa, MPH. Peter is the rabies immune globulin brand director with Kedrion Biopharma in Fort Lee, NJ. Peter has a graduate degree in public health and is a honorary member of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society. In addition to his work with Kedrion Biopharma, he sits on the Rabies in the Americas Steering Committee and serves as a reviewer for the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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