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Abbreviations Used in This Report

ABL Australian bat lyssavirus

ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

ARAV Aravan bat virus

CPRV Chromatographically purified Vero-cell rabies vaccine

CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

CVS Challenge standard virus

EBL European bat lyssavirus

FDA Food and Drug Administration

GMT Geometric mean titer

HDCV Human diploid cell vaccine

HRIG Human rabies immune globulin

IgG Immune globulin

IM Intramuscular

IRKV Irkut bat virus

KHUV Khujand bat virus

NTV Nerve tissue rabies vaccine

PCECV Purified chick embryo cell vaccine

PHKC Purified hamster kidney cell

RFFIT Rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test

RIG Rabies immune globulin

RVA Rabies vaccine adsorbed

VAERS Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System

WCBV West Caucasian bat virus

WHO World Health Organization

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Date last reviewed: 5/7/2008


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