Bats In The Bedroom? Call The Health Department
An elderly Wyoming woman died of unsuspected rabies, exposing a number of family and health care workers to the virus and necessitating their treatment. This week, the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows missed opportunities in preventing and diagnosing her death.
BACKGROUND: Human animal-bite injuries are a serious public health problem due to associated risk for rabies virus exposure. Animal-bite injuries especially dog bites are useful indicators for assessing the risk of rabies virus transmission and need for ra...
OBJECTIVE: To address the epidemiology of animal bites and associated factors with delay in post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in Nahvand district, western Iran. METHODS: Data were obtained from Rabies Treatment Center (RTC) in Nahavan district from M...
ConclusionsUnderstanding the significance of ROTA, screening the suspected organs, assessing the risk and protecting the related population will be effective way to prevent and control further occurrence of ROTA.
Updated Date: Aug 13, 2018 EST
Zoonoses and Public Health, EarlyView.
Guangxi is the province most seriously affected by rabies virus (RABV) in China. Those most affected by RABV each year are people in rural areas, where dogs are the main cause of human infection with the virus.
Human animal-bite injuries are a serious public health problem due to associated risk for rabies virus exposure. Animal-bite injuries especially dog bites are useful indicators for assessing the risk of rabies...
Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd, a vaccine maker at the center of a safety scandal in China, began falsifying production records for its rabies vaccine in April 2014, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday.
This study has provided useful baseline data that can then be used to (1) design a village-based animal disease reporting system which is currently lacking in the surveyed villages and (2) support the county government’s efforts to manage animal diseases incl uding zoonoses, through better reporting, for improved health, nutrition, and livelihoods.
ConclusionContact tracing was successful in case detection of probable rabid animal exposures and suitable for a period of one year.