Pasteur treatment


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Pasteur treatment

n.
A treatment for infection by the rabies virus in which a series of increasingly strong inoculations with attenuated virus is given to stimulate antibody production during the incubation period of the disease.

[After Louis Pasteur.]
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The paper's focus was chiefly local, as the front-page headlines of April 19, 1912, attest: ``Large Acreage in Beets,'' ``Bitten by a Mad Dog - Three Persons Now Receiving Pasteur Treatment,'' ``Our Beautiful Sherman Way to Be the Boulevard Par Excellence of America.
When in 1954, 550 dogs succumbed to rabies in the city and 4,400 humans were given the Pasteur treatment, the City Council recommended an ordinance requiring owners to inoculate their dogs against rabies and purchase a license.