alexa The history and traditional treatment of rabies in Ethiopia
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Author(s): R Pankhurst

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Hydrophobia, though not excessively prevalent, was fairly common in Ethiopia in former days, and on at least one known occasion reached an epidemic proportion. Notwithstanding the inevitable superstitions and misconceptions, the disease, itsmethod of contagion and incubation period were fairly well known, and traditional practitioners employed a wide variety of supposed cures, some of which are particularly characteristic of old-time Ethiopian medicine, and, in several cases being identifiable over a span of considerably over a century, illustrate the long-established.

This article was published in Journal of Medical History and referenced in Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

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