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  • Controlling Rabies at its Source: The Texas Experience - Oral Rabies Vaccination Program 

    Rohde, Rodney E. (American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, 2008-05-01)
    In February 1995, the Texas DSHS initiated the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program (ORVP) as a multiyear program to create zones of vaccinated coyotes (and followed in 1996 with gray foxes) along the leading edges of the ...
  • Prevention, Treatment, and Containment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections in County Jails 

    Rohde, Rodney E. (Texas Department of State Health Services and Community Workgroup, 2006-09-01)
    MRSA infections often present as mild skin or soft tissue infections, such as furuncles, which occur spontaneously without an obvious source. Inmates with MRSA skin infections commonly complain of “an infected pimple,” “an ...
  • Prevention, Treatment, and Containment of Staphylococcal Infections in Communities 

    Rohde, Rodney E. (Texas Department of State Health Services and Community Workgroup, 2007-10-01)
    Most people have heard terms like "staph infection," "antibiotic resistant bacteria," and "MRSA" (pronounced mersa). This manual is designed to help people understand those terms and to provide guidance in preventing ...
  • Rabies: an Old Disease for a New Generation 

    Rohde, Rodney E. (American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, 2007-09-01)
    Louis Pasteur’s ghost must still grimace at the devastation rabies inflicts on the global population. It still kills – globally and in our backyards. Rabies is the 11th highest cause of infectious disease deaths in humans ...
  • Healthy Texans: The Veterinary Perspective 

    Rohde, Rodney E.; Hodges, Connie (Texas Department of Health, 1998-04-01)
    No abstract prepared.
  • Bat Rabies, Texas, 1996–2000 

    Rohde, Rodney E.; Mayes, Bonny C.; Smith, Jean S.; Neill, Susan U. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004-05-01)
    Bats submitted to the Texas Department of Health (1996–2000) were speciated and tested for rabies virus antigen by direct immunofluorescence microscopy. Antigenic analysis of rabies virus–positive specimens was performed ...
  • National Laboratory Training Network Public Health Series Course: Molecular Diagnostic Techniques for the Public Health Laboratory 

    Rohde, Rodney E.; Mulawski, Karen; Oates, Marguerite (American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2004-08-01)
    The National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN), in cooperation with faculty from academia, federal and state public health laboratories, and industry, developed and presented a Public Health Series Course on molecular ...
  • Bat-Associated Rabies Virus in Skunks 

    Leslie, Mira J.; Messenger, Sharon; Rohde, Rodney E.; Smith, Jean S.; Cheshier, Ronald; Hanlon, Cathleen; Rupprecht, Charles E. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006-08-01)
    Rabies was undetected in terrestrial wildlife of northern Arizona until 2001, when rabies was diagnosed in 19 rabid skunks in Flagstaff. Laboratory analyses showed causative rabies viruses associated with bats, which ...
  • Typing of rabies virus isolates by DNA enzyme immunoassay 

    Sabouraud, Alain; Smith, Jean S; Orciari, Lillian A; de Mattos, Carlos; de Mattos, Cecilia; Rohde, Rodney E. (Elsevier, 1999-12-01)
    Background: Alternatives to antigenic typing are needed for epidemiologic surveys of the rabies virus associated with translocated coyotes and foxes, especially in areas where a closely related rabies virus is transmitted ...
  • Effect of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Combination with Guanidine on Poliovirus Macromolecular Synthesis 

    Rohde, Rodney E. (1992-08-01)
    Viral RNA synthesis, total protein synthesis and the synthesis of specific poliovirus proteins were determined in the presence of synergistic (low) and antagonistic (high) combinations of PAP and guanidine. Viral proteins ...
  • Molecular epidemiology of rabies epizootics in Texas 

    Rohde, Rodney E.; Neill, Susan U.; Clark, Keith A.; Smith, Jean S. (Elsevier, 1997-04-01)
    Background: Texas is in the midst of two independent epizootics of rabies, involving coyotes (Canis latrans) and domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) in southern Texas and grey foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in west central ...