Abstract In Brazil, rabies occurs mainly within an urban cycle, in which dogs and bats are reservoirs. This paper aims to report the occurrence of rabies in Callithrix sp. in Niter ói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In June 2019 a hybrid specimen was referred for diagnosis. The Direct Fluorescent Antibody, Mouse Inoculation, and Polymerase Chain Reaction tests were positive. A phylogenetic analysis was compatible with antigenic variant 3, characteristic of Desmodus rotundus. New stu dies should be undertaken to elucidate the real role of callitrichids in the urban rabies cycle.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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Hi all, I am in need of the rabies vaccine series Rabavert or Ivomax in order to volunteer with a wildlife sanctuary. My insurance says they will cover it completely, as long as the place accepts my insurance. The only two places I have found that do it are Passport Health (does not accept any insurance at all - not an option) and Walgreens (not allowed to give any vaccinations right now due to COVID-19). Any hospital or primary care provider I call seems to have no idea what I'm talking... Where can I get the rabies pre-exposure vaccine?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pre-Veterinary Source Type: forums
ConclusionsThe study showed a majority of those surveyed have the use of a mobile phone and most mobile phone owners indicated they would like to receive SMS messages about future rabies vaccination campaigns. This study provides insight into the feasibility of distributing information about rabies vaccination campaigns using mobile phones in Malawi.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In this study, block randomization will be used, in blocks of 6.Blinding (masking)This is an open label trial. Trial participants, investigators, care givers, outcome assessors, and date analysts are not blinded to group assignment.Numbers to be randomised210 patients are expected to be enrolled and allocated according to the ratio of 2 (Favipiravir group, n=140): 1(regular treatment group, n=70).Trial StatusProtocol version number 3.0, 10th April 2020First Patient, first visit 17th March 2020; recruitment end date anticipated June 1, 2020.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT04333589, April 3, 2020. Registered April 3,...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   B-Cell Neoplasm Interventions:   Biological: Wistar Rabies Virus Strain PM-1503-3M Vaccine;   Procedure: Biospecimen Collection Sponsors:   Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center;   National Institutes of Health (NIH);   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsSerum or blood samples collected in the last 3 days of a patient ’s life can be used to measure viral RNA, which means that serum samples, as well as saliva and CSF, can be used to detect viral RNA for anti-mortem diagnosis of rabies. Because of our findings, we have modified our “National Surveillance Project for Human Rabies”, by adding the collection and testing of serum samples from the end of the survival period. This will improve our national surveillance and laboratory diagnosis of human rabies.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Stefano ML, Kream RM, Stefano GB Abstract The emergence of the novel ß-coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has resulted in a global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Clinical studies have documented that potentially severe neurological symptoms are associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection, thereby suggesting direct CNS penetration by the virus. Prior studies have demonstrated that the destructive neurological effects of rabies virus (RABV) infections are mediated by CNS transport of the virus tightly bound to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nACh...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Garbarino MC Abstract Although rabies, or hydrophobia, is one of the so-called forgotten tropical diseases, it still kills thousands of people each year, especially children living in rural areas of Asia and Africa. This terrible disease was once a much-feared threat throughout Europe, whose terrifying symptoms were described in a vast body of literature that was based on both science and popular beliefs. One notable individual whose name is linked to the fight against this disease is Adelchi Negri, a brilliant but unfortunate pupil of Camillo Golgi. At the beginning of the 20th century, Negri observed pec...
Source: Functional Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2020Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): C.R. Rodenbusch, J.C. Ferreira, D.L.B.W. Cunha, P.M. Roehe, M.A. Soardi, E.F. Costa, L.L. Almeida
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study shows that despite the possibility of preventing human rabies by PEP, its burden remains important in Malian communities. Rabies control by mass vaccination of dogs is hardly done and access to PEP is difficult. However, Rabies elimination by mass vaccination of dogs has been demonstrated to be feasible. Hence a coordinated regional effort between countries by funding dog mass vaccination and full access to PEP can eliminate rabies in West Africa. PMID: 32473118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
by Davide Colombi, Chiara Poletto, Emmanuel Nakoun é, Hervé Bourhy, Vittoria Colizza Dog-transmitted rabies is responsible for more than 98% of human cases worldwide, remaining a persistent problem in developing countries. Mass vaccination targets predominantly major cities, often compromising disease control due to re-introductions. Previous work suggested that areas neighboring cities may behave as the source of these re-introductions. To evaluate this hypothesis, we introduce a spatially explicit metapopulation model for rabies diffusion in Central African Republic. Calibrated on epidemiological data for ...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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