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    Default U.S. free of canine rabies virus

    After reading this I'm not quite sure I understand everything I know about this.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNe...41162020070907

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    It's great news, and all the more reason to question the timing of Rabies boosters. This Email came yesterday, with multiple links for questions hopefully answered.
    LM

    Greetings!

    An article was published by Reuters on September 7, 2007 that is of interest to dog owners:

    U.S. Free of Canine Rabies Virus http://www.reuters.com/article/topNe...41162020070907
    by Maggie Fox (Health & Science Editor) September 7, 2007

    "The elimination of canine rabies in the United States represents one of the major public health success stories in the last 50 years," CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding said in a statement.

    For more information on the canine rabies vaccine http://www.RabiesChallengeFund.org/page4.html and The Rabies Challenge Fund http://www.RabiesChallengeFund.org/a...the%20RCF.html

    Rabies Challenge Fund Reaches First-Year Goal: http://www.mainelincolncountynews.co...x.cfm?ID=26297
    Pets: Rabies vaccine research may save some pain http://www.newsday.com/search/ny-lsp...6559208.column
    The Vaccine Challenge http://www.animaltalknaturally.com:8...lenge-show-91/
    How Often Does He REALLY Need a Rabies Shot? http://animalwellnessmagazine.com/m/m86/main.htm;
    Get Out Your Wallets, Rabies Challenge Fund a Reality http://www.mainetoday.com/pets/dogslife/007915.html.
    Are We Overvaccinating our Pets? http://www.spanieljournal.com/28lbaughan.html
    Rabies Challenge Kicks Off Fundraiser: http://www.courierpub.com/articles/2...news/4news.txt
    Nationwide Campaign Launched to Fund Rabies Vaccine Study http://www.mainelincolncountynews.co....cfm?ID=14204;
    Challenging the Rabies Vaccine http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-lsp...274963.column;
    The Rabies Challenge Fund http://blogs.mainetoday.com/dogslife/002976.html
    Rabies Challenge Fund & Master Dog Training at the Womens Podcasting Expo - Show #42 http://www.replay-video.com/guide/in...p?show_id=2156 .

    Anyone wishing to have a copy of the 1992 French challenge study data from a research team led by Michel Aubert in which dogs were demonstrated to be immune to a rabies challenge 5 years after vaccination, or Vascellari's study which documented cancerous tumors in dogs at presumed injection sites of rabies vaccine, please e-mail me at ledgespring@lincoln.midcoast.com .

    Regards, Kris L. Christine
    Founder, Co-Trustee
    The Rabies Challenge Fund
    http://www.RabiesChallengeFund.org

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    Default Re: U.S. free of canine rabies virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Archer
    After reading this I'm not quite sure I understand everything I know about this.
    You only need to read these 2 paragraphs to understand all you need to know, it only means your dog won't get exposed to rabies by another dog which also happens to be the least likely mode of transmission. Almost all domestic animal exposure is from wildlife carriers, the rabies virus is alive and well in wildlife reservoirs.

    "While dogs may still become infected from raccoons, skunks or bats, they will not catch dog-specific rabies from another dog, the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

    "We don't want to misconstrue that rabies has been eliminated -- dog rabies virus has been," CDC rabies expert Dr. Charles Rupprecht told Reuters in a telephone interview

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA
    "We don't want to misconstrue that rabies has been eliminated -- dog rabies virus has been," CDC rabies expert Dr. Charles Rupprecht told Reuters in a telephone interview
    When I read that I was thinking to myself if you don't want to confuse people than why release the press release??

    I'm all for recognizing peoples hard work. But, when it is done in such a matter that it creates confusion and could possibly lead some people to believe they no longer need to vaccinate for rabies it is detrimental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorelabs
    Vascellari's study which documented cancerous tumors in dogs at presumed injection sites of rabies vaccine
    it doesn't get much more unscientific than this, "presumed injection site of rabies vaccine"?????

    since dogs are injected with many different things and there is no standard as to what is injected where this one phrase invalidates any conclusion drawn from the study, how could a legitimate investigator presume something central to the premise, it could have as easily been a presumed site for distemper immunization, antibiotic injection, or any other injectable product

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