Rabies is a disease that most people have at least a rudimentary knowledge of, starting at childhood on through adulthood.

Close-up of a dog's face during late-stage "dumb" paralytic rabies/CDC
Close-up of a dog’s face during late-stage “dumb” paralytic rabies/CDC

On Sep. 28 this year, World Rabies Day will be highlighted for the 1oth year, a day dedicated to rabies prevention.

On the Sunday, Sep. 18 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in the Tampa Bay area and streaming online, I had the opportunity to pick the brain of an expert in the field.

Pamela Wilson, LVT, MEd, MCHES works for Zoonosis Control with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in Austin and is the author of a number of articles on the topic of rabies. In addition, Wilson is the author of several books and children’s books on pet care.

The full hour was dedicated to a discussion on rabies to include the global burden, transmission, post exposure prophylaxis and a number of other topics.

Check out some of Pamela’s work at the following links:

8 things you may not know about rabies but should

The upcoming article in Elsevier Connect–The many faces of rabies

LISTEN to the complete podcast below:

The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and only radio program dedicated to infectious disease and health news and information, airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at http://1380thebiz.com/

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