Matthias Schnell, Thomas Jefferson University
Two Birds with One Stone: A Rabies Virus-based Vaccine against Filoviruses
The identification of vaccination strategies to combat filovirus infections remains an important pursuit. The use of an established, safe vaccine platform based on rabies virus (RABV) may simplify the development and application of a vaccine that protects against different diseases like Ebola and rabies. The presentation will give an update on the development of the RABV-EBOV vaccine but also present an overview on the importance of rabies, which is a neglected infectious disease claiming more than 65,000 lives a year.