Immunogenicity of purified vero cell rabies vaccine used in the treatment of fox-bite victims in India.
Purified Vero cell rabies vaccine was used to treat 19 patients who experienced fox bite. Seventeen patients survived, and 2 patients died of rabies. Maximum antibody titers determined using a rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test were 25 IU, < or =90 days after the first vaccination and were 30 IU on day 1050 after booster vaccination.
AdolescentAdultAgedAnimalsAntibodies, ViralBites and StingsChildChlorocebus aethiopsFemaleFoxesHumansImmunization, SecondaryIndiaMaleMiddle AgedRabiesRabies VaccinesRabies virusTreatment OutcomeVaccinationVero Cells