The High Cost of Surviving Rabies

The price of rabies treatment has skyrocketed nearly 400% over the past decade, leaving some patients with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars.
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Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: The Veterinary JournalAuthor(s): M.J. Evans, J.L. Burdon Bailey, F.E. Lohr, W. Opira, M. Migadde, A.D. Gibson, I.G. Handel, B.M. deC. Bronsvoort, R.J. Mellanby, L. Gamble, S. MazeriAbstractDespite successful eradication programmes in many regions, rabies remains responsible for approximately 60,000 human deaths annually, and no country in Africa is rabies-free. Dogs are the principal reservoir of the virus in Africa and the World Health Organisation recommends that at least 70% of the dog population be vaccinated in order to break the transmission cycle. Most attempts a...
Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS.: The groupings of viral sequences show that the cases of canine rabies reported in Arequipa are the result of the expansion of canine rabies from the endemic region of Puno. PMID: 31116337 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
Condition:   Rabies Interventions:   Biological: SYN023;   Biological: HRIG (HyperRab);   Biological: Rabies vaccine Sponsor:   Synermore Biologics Co., Ltd. Not yet recruiting
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  A playful nip from your pet is one thing, but when animals really sink their teeth into your skin, you need to care for the wound to prevent infection and other serious complications. Dealing with an animal bite sooner rather than later is the key to avoiding potential problems. Here’s your quick guide to understanding animal bite treatment: As much as we love our pets, sometimes they’re the cause of animal bite wounds. Consider the type of animal bite According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, dogs are the most common cause of animal bites. However, cats, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, far...
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care Source Type: news
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
We present a new modeling tool that can be used to maximize the impact of canine rabies management resources that are available at the local level. The model is accessible through a web-based interface that allows for flexibility in the management strategies that can be investigated. Rabies vaccin ation, sterilization, chemo-contraception, and euthanasia can be specified and limited to specific demographic groups. Additionally, we allowed for considerable complexity in the specification of management costs. In many areas, the costs of contacting additional dogs increases as management effort increases, and this can have im...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
In this study we have generated several non-conform vaccine lots by an excessive inactivation with β-propiolactone (BPL) and assessed the capacity of both tests to detect the corresponding consequences. Excessive BPL inactivation causes G-protein unfolding, altering in turn viral morphology and the continuity of the G-protein layer in the viral particle. Both the NIH and the ELISA tests were able to monitor the consequences of excessive inactivation in a similar manner. Of note, the experimental error of the ELISA test was well below that of the NIH test. These results increase the prospect that the ELISA test could b...
Source: Biologicals - Category: Biology Source Type: research
In this study we have generated several non-conform vaccine lots by an excessive inactivation with β-propiolactone (BPL) and assessed the capacity of both tests to detect the corresponding consequences. Excessive BPL inactivation causes G-protein unfolding, altering in turn viral morphology and the continuity of the G-protein layer in the viral particle. Both the NIH and the ELISA tests were able to monitor the consequences of excessive inactivation in a similar manner. Of note, the experimental error of the ELISA test was well below that of the NIH test. These results increase the prospect that the ELISA test could b...
Source: Biologicals : Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Biologicals Source Type: research
RABIES was confirmed in a steer found in Larimer County, Colorado yesterday, prompting health officials to remind pet and livestock owners to keep their animals up-to-date on vaccinations. What are the symptoms of rabies and can you get rabies from a dog bite?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This article will thus touch on three topics: First, how specific are the directional transmission patterns of these viruses? Second, what are the properties that confer synaptic specificity of viral transmission? Lastly, what can we learn from this specificity, and can we use it to devise better transsynaptic tracers?
Source: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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