The rabies data for the 3rd quarter
of 2012 is presented in tables and a map.
The first article is a case report on
an imported human rabies case in Switzerland. The
U.S. citizen died after being hospitalized and
sequence analysis of the rabies virus revealed an
association to insectivorous bats in the Americas.
A World Health Organization (WHO)
International Expert Consultation on rabies was held
at WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on
18–20 September 2012. The second article by Dr.
Meslin gives an overview of the topics discussed.
Countries endemic for canine rabies were urged to
initiate and strengthen their rabies prevention and
control activities, and to increase the level of
awareness about the disease, particularly among