10. World Health Organization. Rabies vaccines: WHO position paper. Weekly epidemiological record/Releve epidemiologique hebdomadaire 2010; 32: 308-320.
Written in the dual-language diplomacy of the UN, this is the World Health Organization position on vaccinating for rabies in an international context. Annually, rabies kills 20,000 people in India, and 24,000 in Africa. Forty percent of fatalities occur to children aged 4-15, with a higher proportion of females going without vaccination. Meanwhile, industrialized nations and parts of Latin America are wiping out rabies. Eleven species of virus have been discovered as of 2009. The WHO recommends the replacement of nerve-tissue vaccines as soon as possible. The inexpensive intradermal alternative should be used only when the financial or practical necessity is proven. Pre-exposure prophylaxis is recommended to high-risk people. Post-exposure prophylaxis is necessary depending on the level of indications.
11. World Health Organization. WHO Expert Consultation on Rabies 2005.