Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia
Paris (OIE Headquarters), 27-30 May 2007
(Joint OIE/WHO/EU International Conference)

Resolutions in English, French, Russian - Abstract book


POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Towards the elimination of Rabies in Eurasia
J. Blancou
SESSION 1 – EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INFORMATION, RABIES IN EURASIA : REGIONAL REPORTS
Map: Areas selected for regional reports
Rabies situation in Western Europe
A.I. Wandeler
Rabies situation in Eastern Europe
O. Matouch
Rabies situation in Central Asia
K.N. Gruzdev
Rabies situation in the Middle East
A. Seimenis
Rabies situation in Far East Asia
Z.F. Fu
SESSION 2 – RABIES pathogenesis

Cytokine expression in the CNS and periphery during infection with rabies
N. Johnson , K.L. Mansfield, D. Hicks, A. Nunez, D. Healy, S.M. Brookes, C. McKimmie, J.K. Fazakerley & A.R. Fooks

Neuroimaging, virus and cytokine studies in rabies infected dogs
J. Laothamatas, S. Wacharapluesadee, B. Lumlertdacha,S. Ampawong, V. Tepsumethanon,
P. Phumesin,S.Asavaphatiboon, L.Worapruekjaru, Y.Avihingsanon, N.Israsena & T.Hemachudha

Pathogenic and attenuated rabies viruses induce differential host protein expression in the central nervous system: implication of neuronal dysfunction
Z.F. Fu
Dominance of a non-pathogenic over a pathogenic G protein gene in defining the pathogenicity of a rabies virus
B. Dietzschold
SESSION 3 – RABIES PREVENTION AND CONTROL STRATEGIES
Can rabies be eradicated? (Keynote speech)
C.E. Rupprecht , J. Barrett, D. Briggs, F. Cliquet, A.R. Fooks, B. Lumlertdacha, F.-X. Meslin, T. Müller, L.Nel,
C. Schneider, N. Tordo & A. Wandeler
RABIES CONTROL IN DOGS              dog_bait_rabies     spot RITA XVIII
Molecular epidemiology of lyssaviruses in Eurasia
L.M. McElhinney , D. Marston, S. Stankov, C. Tu, C. Black, N. Johnson, Y. Jiang, N. Tordo,
T. Müller & A.R. Fooks
Identification of novel canine rabies virus clades in the Middle East and North Africa
D. David , G.J. Hughes, B.A. Yakobson, I. Davidson, H. Un, O. Aylan, I.V. Kuzmin & C.E. Rupprecht
Rabies in South Asia - Epidemiological investigation
C.K.Singh & B.S. Sandhu
Stray dogs in Bangkok , Thailand : rabies virus infection and rabies antibody prevalence
S. Kasempimolporn , B. Sichanasai, W. Saengseesom, S. Puempumpanich, S. Chatraporn & V. Sitprija
Preference for commercially produced oral rabies baits by feral dogs
D. Bergman , S. Bender, D. Slate, C. Rupprecht, K. Wenning, C. Heuser, S. Joe & T. Deliberto
Assessment of the efficacy of oral vaccination of shepherd dogs in supplement of oral rabies vaccination of wild canids in Israel
B. A. Yakobson , R. King, N. Sheihat & D. David
Longterm immunization of recombinant rabies-canine adenovirus type- 2 in dogs after intranasal or oral vaccination
S.F. Zhang, Y. Liu, A.R. Fooks, F. Zhang & R.L. Hu
New steps in the control of canine rabies in India
H.K. Pradhan, J.P. Gurbuxani, F. Cliquet, B. Pattnaik, S.S. Patil, A. Regnault, H. Begouen,
A.L. Guiot, R. Sood, P. Mahl, R. Singh, E. Picard, M.F.A. Aubert, J. Barrat & F.-X. Meslin
Rabies in Mexico, 1990-2005
C.H. Álvarez Lucas
Risk of rabies introduction by non-commercial movement of pets
P. Have , l. Alban, L.T. Berndtsson, F. Cliquet, P. Hostnik, S.C. Rodeia & M. Sanaa
RABIES CONTROL IN WILDLIFE
Epidemiology of rabies in South East Europe
N. Johnson , C. Freuling, A. Vos, H. Un, R. Valtchovski, M. Turcitu, F. Dumitrescu, V. Vlad,
R. Velic, V. Sandrac, O. Aylan, T. Müller & A.R. Fooks
Rabies in Mongolian steppes
A.D. Botvinkin , D. Otgonbaatar, S. Tsoodol & I.V. Kuzmin
Epidemiology and control of rabies in Iran
A.R. Janani & A. Fayaz
Rabies epidemiology in raccoon dogs and foxes
A. Singer , K. Kauhala, K. Holmala & G.C. Smith
Downside risk of wildlife translocation
R. Chipman , D. Slate, C. Rupprecht & M. Mendoza
Sylvatic rabies in Russia with special attention to perspectives of oral vaccination of wild carnivores
A. D. Botvinkin , D.V. Bankovsky & G.A. Safonov
Finnish-Russian collaboration programme on rabies control in wildlife: the outcome of five years and the future prospects
A.E. Metlin , S.S. Rybakov, K.N. Gruzdev, V.V. Mikhalishin, A. Huovilainen & E. Neuvonen
Rabies eradication programme in Estonia by means of oral vaccination of wildlife: first results
E. Niin, M. Laine & A. Pärtel
Rabies surveillance in Poland between 1992 - 2006
M. Smreczak , P. Trębas, A. Orlowska & J.F. Żmudziński
Efficacy of a square V-RG vaccine baits in red fox, domestic dog and raccoon dog
F. Cliquet , A.L. Guiot, C. Schumacher, J. Maki & J. Barrat
Scenario-analysis evaluating emergency strategies after rabies re-introduction
H.-H. Thulke , D. Eisinger, T. Selhorst & T. Müller
The financial challenge to keep a large region free of rabies – the EU example
C. Freuling, T. Selhorst & T. Müller
What is the future of rabies control in Europe ?
G.C. Smith , H.-H. Thulke, A.R. Fooks, M. Artois, D.W. Macdonald, D. Eisinger & T. Selhorst
The strength of 70% - revising a given threshold of rabies control
H.-H. Thulke & D. Eisinger
RABIES IN BATS: AN EMERGING ZOONOSIS
A random grid based molecular epidemiological study on EBLV isolates from Germany
C. Freuling , T. Selhorst, L. Geue, D. Marston, N. Johnson, A.R. Fooks, N. Tordo & T. Müller
Asymptomatic rhabdovirus infection in meridional serotine bats (Eptesicus isabellinus) from Spain
J.E. Echevarría , S. Vázquez-Morón, C. Ibáñez, J.C. Aznar, E. Ruiz & J. Juste
Public health hazard of European bat lyssavirus, the Netherlands
W.H.M. Van Der Poel, K. Takumi, E.R.A.M. Verstraten, P.H.C. Lina, J. Van Der Giessen & J.A. Kramps
Serological investigation of bats infected with rabies virus in China
L. Wang, Y. Jiang, Z. Lu, K. Sun, H. Xuan, A. Fooks & C. Tu
Epidemiology and pathogenicity of African bat lyssaviruses
W. Markotter, C. Wilsenach & L.H. Nel et al.
Experimental infection of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) with West Caucasian bat virus
I.V. Kuzmin , R. Franka & C.E. Rupprecht
Susceptibility of foxes (Vulpes vulpes) to European bat lyssaviruses types-1 and -2
F. Cliquet, E. Picard, J. Barrat, S.M. Brookes, D.M. Healy & A.R. Fooks
Identification of British bat species using sequence comparison and its application to European bat lyssavirus diagnosis and surveillance
S.L. Harris , N. Johnson, S.M. Brookes, A.R. Fooks & G. Jones
RABIES PREVENTION IN HUMANS
Human rabies includes early generalized vasospasm of cranial arteries that responds to tetrahydrobiopterin,
l-arginine or nitroprusside

R.E. Willoughby , A. Roy-Burman, K.W. Martin, J.C. Christensen, D.F. Westenkirchner, C. Glaser, C.E. Rupprecht & K. Hyland
Therapy of human rabies: lessons from experimental studies in a mouse model
A.C. Jackson , C.A. Scott, J. Owen , S.C. Weli & J.P. Rossiter
Rabies control and prevention in Georgia : current status and perspectives
P. Imnadze , V. Surguladze, T. Tushishvili & l. Baidoshvili
  A simplified economical 4-site intradermal post-exposure rabies vaccine regimen is as immunogenic as the current intramuscular and intradermal methods
M.J. Warrell , A. Riddell, L.-M. Yu, J. Phipps, L. Diggle, J. Deeks, H. Bourhy, l. Audry, A.R. Fooks, S. Brookes, F.-X. Meslin, R. Moxon, A.J. Pollard & D.A. Warrell
Single dose for rabies pre-immunization
P. Khawplod , H. Wilde, T. Kamolthum, Tantawichien & V. Sitprija
Immune memory after remote pre- and post-exposure rabies vaccination: a prospective study in Thailand
H. Wilde
Epidemiology and prophylaxis of rabies in humans in France. Evaluation and perspectives of a twenty five year surveillance program
Y. Rotivel , M. Goudal, A. Simons de Fanti, D. Van Der Vliet & French Rabies Treatment Centres
SESSION 4 – ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGIES, DIAGNOSIS AND VACCINES
Immune evasion, a critical strategy for rabies virus (Keynote speech)
M. Lafon
BHK-21 cell culture rabies vaccine - a candidate vaccine for humans
D. Lalosevic & V. Lalosevic
Factors influencing the antibody response to rabies vaccination
V. Jakel , K. Cussler, M. König & H.-J. Thiel
Attaining raccoon rabies management goals: history and challenges
D. Slate , C.E. Rupprecht, D. Donovan, J. Badcock, A. Messier, R. Chipman & M. Mendoza
Evaluation of the stability of rabies vaccine baits – field trial
P. Mačiulskis , K. Lukauskas, E. Jacevičius, V. Kiudulas, J. Jokimas & A. Pockevičius
Immunogenicity of ERA G 333 strain in foxes and raccoon dogs
D. Bankovskiy , G. Safonov & Y. Kurilchuk
Canine adenovirus-based vaccines against rabies
N. Tordo , A. Fournier, C. Jallet, M. Szelechowski, B. Klonjkowski & M. Eloit
Development of an edible rabies vaccine in maize, using vnukovo strain
E. Loza-Rubio , E. Rojas-Anaya, l. Gómez Nieto, M.T.J. Olivera Flores & M.A. Gómez
Genetically engineered single-chain antibody fusion proteins for detection of rabies virus antigen
M. Mousli , I. Turki, H. Kharmachi & K. Dellagi
Use of rabies virus as a transneuronal tracer of neuronal connections: implications for the understanding of rabies pathogenesis
G. Ugolini
Inhibition of rabies virus replication by Micro-RNA
N. Israsena , N. Ratanasetyuth, P. Supavonwong, P. Virojanapirom & T. Hemachudha
SESSION 5 – GENERAL CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Rabies at the Dawn of the 21st Century (Keynote speech)
H. Koprowski
OIE Guidelines on the control of dog populations
S. Kahn , L. Stuardo & S.A. Rahman
What have we achieved? The way forward (Keynote speech)
D.J. Briggs




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