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Semple's vaccine

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A modification of Pasteur's original rabies vaccine from 1885.

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A modification of Pasteur's original rabies vaccine, made of 4% inoculated rabbit brain attenuated with 5% phenol. This nerve tissue vaccine is not reliable and has serious side-effects such as high risk of paralysis. It is not recommended by the World Health Organisation

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