Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(6):268-272.
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History of Medicine

In Honor of Dr. Ahmad Fayaz, A Prominent Rabies Researcher

Atefeh Ghasemnejad 1, Ehsan Mostafavi 1 *

1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging infectious diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Ehsan Mostafavi, DVM, PhD; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging infectious diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran. Tel: (+98) 21-64112121, Email: mostafaviehsan@gmail.com, Email: mostafavi@pasteur.ac.ir

Abstract

Dr. Ahmad Fayaz is one of the famous scientists in Iran in the field of rabies, and the most prominent person in controlling and prevention programs in the country in recent decades. One of his most important scientific achievements was introducing a new rabies vaccine produced in human diploid cell cultures to treat people exposed to rabies infection. Following that, anti-rabies serum therapy and injection of five doses of the cellular vaccine were entered into WHO protocol. Dr. Fayaz, as an expert and consultant of WHO, traveled to several countries and recommended appropriate ways to control rabies. This paper intends to celebrate his scientific contributions through reviewing his services and researches.

Cite this article as: Ghasemnejad A, Mostafavi E. In honor of Dr. Ahmad Fayaz, a prominent rabies researcher. Arch Iran Med. 2018;21(6):268–272.
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Submitted: 25 Jan 2018
Accepted: 15 Apr 2018
First published online: 01 Jun 2018
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