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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Viruses are a frequent cause of encephalitis. Common or important viruses causing encephalitis include herpesviruses, arboviruses, enteroviruses, parechoviruses, mumps, measles, rabies, Ebola, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and henipaviruses. Other viruses may cause an encephalopathy. Host factors and clinical features of infection are important to consider in identifying the cause for encephalitis. Cerebrospinal fluid evaluation, serologic/polymerase chain reaction studies, and neuroimaging are cornerstones of diagnostic evaluation in encephalitis. Treatable forms of encephalitis are important to consider in all case...
Source: Neurologic Clinics - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Rabies is a major zoonotic disease affecting humans, domestic and wildlife mammals. Cattle are the most important domestic animals impacted by rabies virus in the New World, leading to thousands of cattle deat...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Rabies in Animals;   Worms; Intestine Interventions:   Other: integrated delivery of deworming and vaccination;   Other: Mass deworming only;   Other: Mass vaccination of dogs Sponsors:   Washington State University;   University of Glasgow;   National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania Completed
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Canine rabies has been enzootic in the dog population of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa since the mid-1970s and has been associated with high rates of human exposures and frequent transmissions to ...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
[Monitor] Kampala -At least 300 city residents are expected to be vaccinated against rabies, a disease spread through bites by pets such as dogs and cats in an exercise that starts today.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
by Issaka Tiembr é, Anaïs Broban, Joseph Bénié, Mathilde Tetchi, Sophie Druelles, Maïna L’Azou In Côte d’Ivoire, rabies is endemic and remains largely uncontrolled. The numbers of human exposures and rabies cases are unknown and are probably much higher than reported. Data on human rabies cases are collected by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) Anti-rabies Center in Abidjan through a network of 28 NIPH local units, which cover the population of the entire country. During 2014, the NIPH initiated a program to reinforce the human rabies surveillance system in tho...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this observational cohort study was to describe the incidence and characteristics of reported exposures and human and animal rabies cases following this reinforcement of the e xisting rabies surveillance system. The surveillance network consisted of local, regional, and national health and veterinary authorities in 11 of the 20 West region districts, and was completely integrated within the existing national rabies surveillance network. Animal exposures and suspected rabi es exposures, the suspected rabid animals involved, and laboratory confirmation of human and animal rabies cases were recorded in a cent...
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by Ana ïs Broban, Mathurin C. Tejiokem, Issaka Tiembré, Sophie Druelles, Maïna L’Azou
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Rabies is the only known zoonotic disease of bat origin in Europe. The disease is caused by species belonging to the genus Lyssavirus. Five Lyssavirus species, i.e., European bat lyssavirus (EBLV)-1, EBLV-2, Boke...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Influenza-like Illness;   Upper Respiratory Disease;   Diarrhea;   Fever Interventions:   Biological: Rabivax-S;   Drug: Sterile Water Injection Sponsors:   Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine;   Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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