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Rabies, aerosol transmission?

Ian A. York iayork at panix.com
Wed Mar 20 20:13:53 EST 1996


In article <4iq9bh$auh at hydra.cc.umb.edu>,
 <g1687jkarh at umbsky.cc.umb.edu> wrote:
>
>     Can rabies be transmitted by inhalation of an aerosol (or eye contact
>with aerosol) of a high titer?

Yes.

 Conomy JP.  Leibovitz A.  McCombs W.  Stinson J.
  Airborne rabies encephalitis: demonstration of rabies virus in the human
central nervous system. 
 Neurology.  27(1):67-9, 1977

Abstract 
    A veterinarian contracted rabies in the course of laboratory work with
homogenates of rabid goat brain. Epidemiologic study determined a
respiratory mode of transmission. After a fulminant encephalitic illness,
formed rabies virions were identified in the synaptic zones of the
olfactory glomeruli. Identification, isolation, experimental disease
production, and tissue cytopathic effects of virus recovered from the
brain fulfilled Koch's postulates in this unusual instance of virus
disease of the nervous system. 

  Selimov MA.  Marinina VP.  Nikitina LF.  Ilyasova RS.
   Experimental respiratory infection induced by rabies virus variants
adapted to tissue culture. 
  Acta Virologica.  13(2):135-8, 1969

  Atanasiu P.
  Transmission of rabies by respiratory route to laboratory animals.
  Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances de l Academie des Sciences - D: 
Sciences Naturelles.  261(1):277-9, 1965



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