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New, Faster, Rabies Test Could Save Lives

Rabies is fatal if not treated early. With a better test, people exposed to potentially rabid animals could avoid the weeks-long series of shots now given to prevent the disease.
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ConclusionsDog rabies vaccination programs can control, and potentially eliminate, dog rabies. The frequency and coverage of vaccination programs, along with the level of dog rabies transmission, can affect the cost-effectiveness of such programs. RabiesEcon can aid both the planning and assessment of dog rabies vaccination programs.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Rabies continues to be one of the most important viral diseases and remains a significant threat to public health across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that most rabies cases occur in children. Dog bites on huma...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Abstract We established a system for the recovery of a segmented recombinant rabies virus, the virus genome RNA of which was divided into two parts: segment 1 encoding the nucleoprotein, phosphoprotein, matrix protein, and glycoprotein genes, and segment 2 encoding the large RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene. The morphology of the segmented recombinant rabies virus was bullet-like in shape with a length of approximately 130 nm, which is shorter than the 200-nm long non-segmented recombinant rabies virus. The segmented recombinant rabies virus was maintained for at least 18 passages. The virus multiplication rate...
Source: Virus Research - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Virus Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: The significant proportion of free roaming dogs and number of animal bite cases calls for an integrated action between human and veterinary professionals to control the number of free roaming dog population, initiate awareness creation programs in the community and increase the vaccination of owned dogs there by to control and prevent rabies. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2018;32(1):27-35]
Source: Ethiopian Journal of Health Development - Category: African Health Source Type: research
The CDC has developed a new test for rabies infection in animals that is highly accurate and easier to perform than current gold-standard test.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Authors: Hueffer K, Murphy M Abstract Rabies is a serious zoonotic disease with significant public health consequences in the circumpolar North. Recent studies have advanced our understanding of the disease ecology in Alaska. In this paper, we review historical records of rabies in Alaska ranging from the late nineteenth century to the present, analyse the public health impact in the state and review studies on disease ecology before assessing challenges and anticipated altered disease dynamics in the face of a rapidly changing North. Rabies is a disease that has been present in Alaska continuously for over 100&nbs...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Circumpolar Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Findings from the present study do not demonstrate an association of vaccines with an increased risk of ADEM and its recurrence among either paediatric (≤18 years) or adult (>18 years) individuals within the 180 days after vaccinations. The finding in children in the 31-60 day risk interval is likely coincidental and was not confirmed in separate self-control analyses. PMID: 29784468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Molecular assay quickly and accurately determines if animals are infected
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
A new rapid rabies ​ test for animals could spare humans unnecessary weeks of painful shots
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published online May 16 in PLOS...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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