Florida boy dies of rabies after touching a sick bat

Ryker Roque, six, died on Sunday at a hospital in Orlando, Florida, after touching a bat which his father Henry had found in the garden and put in a bucket.
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Conclusions/SignificanceThese preliminary results suggest the potential utility of CSF metabolomics as a rapid screening test to enhance diagnostic accuracies and improve patient outcomes.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we introduce a new framework for combining several data streams, e.g. temporal, spatial and genetic data, to identify clusters of related cases of an infectious disease. Our method explicitly accounts for underreporting, and allows incorporating preexisting information about the disease, such as its serial interval, spatial kernel, and mutation rate. We define, for each data stream, a graph connecting all cases, with edges weighted by the corresponding pairwise distance between cases. Each graph is then pruned by removing distances greater than a given cutoff, def ined based on preexisting information on the...
Source: PLoS Computational Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
by Jillybeth Burgado, Lauren Greenberg, Mike Niezgoda, Amrita Kumar, Victoria Olson, Xianfu Wu, Panayampalli Subbian Satheshkumar The effectiveness of rabies vaccination in both humans and animals is determined by the presence of virus neutralizing antibodies (VNAs). The Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT) is the method traditionally used for detection and quantification of VNAs. It is a functionalin vitro test for assessing the ability of antibodies in serum to bind and prevent infection of cultured cells with rabies virus (RABV). The RFFIT is a labor intensive, low throughput and semi-quantitative assay perf...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This study demonstrates a potential for future developments of rabies diagnostic tests based on MS platforms.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This study was conducted in one Inuit community of Nunavik and used mixed methods to get a better understanding of factors that affect human and dog health, dog-related risks for humans and perceptions of dogs in Inuit communities using an interdisciplinary perspective in line with the Ecohealth approach. Results unveiled different perceptions and practices between Inuit and non-Inuit members of the community with regard to dogs and highlighted the positive role of dogs and their importance for Inuit health and well-being. This study provides new knowledge that is crucial for the development of integrated, sustainable and ...
Source: EcoHealth - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): E. Konstantia
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Condition:   Rabies Interventions:   Biological: Chengdu Kanghua (one booster shot);   Biological: Chengdu Kanghua (two booster shots) Sponsor:   Jiangsu Province Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/19/2018. This 262-page report presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2017 in 37 European countries: 28 European Union (EU) Member States and nine non-Member States. It summarizes trends and sources for diseases that include salmonella, Campylobacteriosis, bovine tuberculosis, Brucella, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Toxoplasma, rabies, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), West Nile virus, and tularaemia. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.
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Abstract Human rabies is one of the major public health problems in China with an average of 1977 cases per year. It is estimated that 95% of these human rabies cases are due to dog bites. In recent years, the number of wildlife-associated human rabies cases has increased, particularly in the southeast and northeast regions of mainland China. Chinese ferret badgers (CFBs) are one of the most popular wildlife animals which are distributed mostly in the southeast region of China. Human cases caused by rabid CFB were first recorded in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province, in 1994. From 1996 to 2004, more than 30 human cases wer...
Source: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Bull Math Biol Source Type: research
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