link Origem: www.fun-mooc.fr
date_range Inicia em 8 de novembro de 2022
event_note Termina em 7 de fevereiro de 2023
list 7 sequencias
assignment Nível: Intermediário
chat_bubble_outline Idioma : Inglês
language Subtítulos : Francês
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Sobre o conteúdo

This course explains the pathophysiology, epidemiology, vaccines and elimination strategies of the rabies virus.

Rabies is a fatal encephalitis caused by a Lyssavirus primarily transmitted by the bite or scratch of infected animals. Despite efforts in recent years, an estimated 60,000 human deaths from rabies still occur each year worldwide, primarily in Asia and Africa. This is due to a lack of awareness, inaccessibility of post-exposure prophylaxis for exposed individuals, inadequate or non-existent canine rabies control programs, and lack of financial support from governments.  

The objective of this MOOC is to share the experiences and knowledge of international experts in animal and human public health on rabies. The course emphasizes the need for a multidisciplinary approach and "One Health" intersectoral cooperation for effective rabies control and elimination.

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This MOOC is open to anyone interested in rabies, with a good scientific background. A scientific degree is recommended to follow this MOOC.


Programa de estudos

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the transmission, symptoms and clinical management of rabies 
  • Specify the importance of different animal reservoirs in the spread of the virus 
  • Describe human and animal vaccination strategies to combat rabies virus
  • Identify the role of international organizations in rabies elimination
  • Discuss rabies control strategies in different regions of the world 

Course plan

Chapter 1 – Introduction

  • C1.1 : General introduction and history / Hervé BOURHY (IPP, France)
  • C1.2 : Rabies virus and lyssaviruses: structure, replication, virus-host cell interactions / Noel TORDO (IPGui, Guinea)

Chapter 2 - Rabies (transmission, clinical pictures, management and diagnosis)

  • C2.1 : Rabies in dogs / Jesse BOMWITT (Durham University - UK)
  • C2.2 : Rabies in humans / Beatriz QUIAMBAO (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the Philippines)
  • C2.3 : Diagnosis in animals / Paola DE BENEDICTIS (IZSVe, Italy)
  • C2.4 : Diagnosis in humans / Laurent DACHEUX (IPP, France)

Chapter 3 - Epidemiology of animal and human rabies

  • C3.1 : Dog ecology and role of the dogs as main reservoir of rabies / Véronique CHEVALIER (CIRAD/IPM, Madagascar)
  • C3.2 : Role of wildlife carnivores / Cécile TROUPIN (IPC, Cambodia)
  • C3.3 : Role of bats, Jordi SERRA-COBO (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • C3.4 : Global epidemiology of human rabies / Katie HAMPSON (University of Glasgow, UK)

Chapter 4 - Rabies vaccines & human and animal vaccine strategies

  • C4.1 : Anti-rabies immune responses / Tineke CANTHAERT (IPC, Cambodia)
  • C4.2 : Human rabies vaccines / Lucille BLUMBERG (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • C4.3 : Animal rabies vaccines / Ryan WALLACE (CDC, USA)
  • C4.4 : Vaccination in humans (pre- and post-exposure) / Arnaud TARANTOLA (Santé Publique France, France)
  • C4.5 : Implementation of PEP in developing countries: the example of Cambodia / Sowath LY (IPC, Cambodia)
  • C4.6 : Vaccination in dogs / Florence CLIQUET (ANSES, France)
  • C4.7 : Rabies control strategies at the example of Africa / Jakob ZINSSTAG (Swiss TPH, Switzerland)

Chapter 5 - Prophylactic and therapeutic perspectives

  • C5.1 : Development of new rabies vaccines / Charles RUPPRECHT (LYSSA LLC, USA)
  • C5.2 : Drugs strategies / Noel TORDO (IPGui, Guinea)
  • C5.3 : Monoclonal antibodies / Hervé BOURHY (IPP, France)

Chapter 6 : Towards the elimination of human rabies: Role of International Organizations

  • C6.1 : As we step closer: The “Zero by 30” rabies elimination strategy / Bernadette ABELA-RIDDER (WHO, Switzerland)
  • C6.2 : The role of international organisations in reaching “Zero by 30” / Rachel TIDMAN (OIE, France)
  • C6.3 : Work of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nation (FAO) on Rabies: Contributing to “0 by 30” / Katinka De Balogh (FAO, Italy)
  • C6.4 : Communication and community participation / Louis NEL (GARC, South Africa)

Chapter 7 - Some examples of field stories

  • C7.1: Oral vaccination from foxes to dogs / Thomas MULLER (FLI, Germany)
  • C7.2: Rabies situation in the Americas / Marco VIGILATO (PAHO, USA)
  • C7.3 : Rabies situation in India and elimination issues in Asia / Reeta S. MANI (NIMHANS, India)
  • C7.4: Example of Morocco / Oussama DEHHANI (ONSSA, Morocco)
  • C7.5: Example of KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa / Kevin LEROUX (Kwazulu Natal Department of Agriculture, South Africa)


Hervé Bourhy
MOOC Director - Prof. Hervé Bourhy heads the Global Health Department, the Lyssavirus, Epidemiology and Neuropathology Laboratory, the WHO Collaborating Center for Rabies Reference and Research and the National Reference Center for Rabies at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

Noël Tordo
MOOC Director - Dr. Noël Tordo, Director of the Institut Pasteur de Guinée, Member of the Board of the Pasteur Network, President of the French Society for Virology.

Cécile Troupin
MOOC Coordinator - Doctor in virology, I have been working on rabies in the Pasteur Network for 10 years. I am currently in charge of the Medical Virology and Rabies group at the Pasteur Institute of Laos.

Guilherme DIAS DE MELO
Community manager of Rabies MOOC


Criador do conteúdo

Institut Pasteur

L’Institut Pasteur est une fondation française privée à but non lucratif qui se consacre à l'étude de la biologie, des microorganismes, des maladies et des vaccins.




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