ZOONOSES DAY - - - - - 6th JULY
On July 6th,1885 Louis Pasteur and colleagues injected the first of 14
daily injections of rabbit spinal cord suspensions containing progressively
inactivated rabies virus into 9-year old Joseph Meister, who has been
severely bitten by a rabied dog 2 days before. The immunisation was successful;
Joseph Meister not only got protection against rabies but also withstood
large quantities of virulent virus in the last five doses. Pasteure's
immunisation procedure was rapidly adopted throughout the world...