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125 Years of Discovery

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Wildlife Rabies Vaccine

William H. Wunner, Ph.D., Peter J. Curtis, Ph.D., and other Wistar scientists developed an oral rabies vaccine to be administered prophylactically through bait to particular wildlife populations. First approved in 1995 to prevent raccoon rabies, it is used worldwide to protect wild animals and, indirectly, neighboring human populations.

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