Kenya: Girl, 15, Launches Vaccination Campaign for Dogs and Cats to Protect Nairobi Residents Against Rabies
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Nina Ng'ang'a, a fifteen-year-old and the creative mind behind the acclaimed children's book "Nina and Rocksoft Adventures: The Helpless Zebra" is spearheading a vaccination campaign aimed at eliminating rabies, a viral disease transmitted through animal bites, within Nairobi County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Source Type: news

Africa: Alliance Introduces New Vaccine Programmes to Save More Lives and Support Child Health
[GAVI] Geneva -- Countries can now submit plans to introduce diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine boosters (DTP boosters) and the six-in-one hexavalent vaccine Gavi and partners are also working towards expanding the portfolio of offerings in 2024, including the hepatitis B birth dose and rabies vaccines Thabani Maphosa, Managing Director of Country Programmes Delivery, Gavi: "By continually expanding our vaccine portfolio, and targeting the children and communities most frequently left behind, we (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Children and Youth External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa NGOs and Civil Society Source Type: news

Charlie Munger ’s Life Was About Way More Than Money
It’s 1931, and a boy and girl, both about seven years old, are playing on a swing set on N. 41st St. in Omaha. A stray dog appears and, without warning, charges. The children try to fight the dog off. Somehow, the boy is unscathed, but the dog bites the girl. She contracts rabies and, not long…#n41stst #omaha (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabid Kitten Threat; Religious Groups Quash Abortion Exemptions; Redefining Death
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. Rabid Kitten Sparks Public Health Response A kitten in Omaha with an unusual strain of rabies... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 29, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Far Right and Far Left Meet Over Wellness Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories, especially about vaccines, spread like wildfire during the COVID-19 pandemic, but such anti-science thinking is extending far beyond COVID-19.  There are now conspiracies about sunscreen, the causes of cancer, and wifi—among other alleged ills—and they are going global.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Anti-vaccine conspiracies have even begun to influence dog owners. A recent study published in the medical journal Vaccine found that around 4 in 10 dog owners in the U.S. thought vaccinating their dogs against diseases like rabies could cause the dogs to get autism...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Williams, Gavin Yamey, Peter Van Heusden and Sarah Downs Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

How one rabid kitten triggered intensive effort to contain deadly virus
If the rabies virus spreads unchecked in raccoons, transmission would easily radiate out from Omaha into other states, putting 7 million people at increased risk. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Rabies Vaccine Market to Reach $ 1903.17 million by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.7% from 2023 to 2032: Allied Market Research
Rise in prevalence of rabies in developing countries, increase in number of dog bites and rising number of stray dogs and presence of large market players who manufactures rabies vaccine is anticipated to boost the growth of rabies vaccine market. Moreover, rise in awareness among the... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 25, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PET MRR Source Type: news

No shots for Spot? Study finds owners' vaccine hesitancy can extend to pet dogs
A recent study in the journal Vaccine found that vaccine hesitancy among dog owners contributed to opposition to inoculation for canine-borne diseases, such as rabies. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Childs Source Type: news

Rabies hitched a ride to Canada in dogs flown from Iran. Scientists caught the spread just in time
Epidemiologists say two recent cases of rabies found in dogs brought to Canada from overseas underscore the importance of surveillance for new strains of viruses and bacteria that could be transmitted from animals to humans, a subject highlighted in a review paper published in Science Translational Medicine last week.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

First malaria vaccine slashes early childhood deaths
In a major analysis in Africa, the first vaccine approved to fight malaria cut deaths among young children by 13% over nearly 4 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported last week. The huge evaluation of a pilot rollout of the vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix and made by GlaxoSmithKline, also showed a 22% reduction in severe malaria in kids young enough to receive a three-shot series. Hundreds of thousands of children are born annually in the parts of Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi included in the analysis, for which WHO revealed the final data on 20 October at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical M...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 24, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kitten With ‘New’ Rabies Strain Triggers Health Push In Nebraska To Stop Deadly Virus Gaining A Foothold
Health and wildlife officials in Nebraska are scrambling to stave off an outbreak of rabies after a kitten was found to be infected with an unexpected strain of the killer virus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Business /business Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Kitten With ‘New’ Rabies Strain Triggers Health Push In Nebraska To Stop Deadly Virus Gaining A Foothold
Officials said the variant, normally found in raccoons, is “something that can snowball very quickly” and could “put many people in danger.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news topline Source Type: news

Kitten with unusual rabies strain sparks unprecedented public health operation in Nebraska to prevent 'snowball' of infections
The variant of rabies is normally linked to raccoons east of Appalachia, and has never been seen before in Nebraska. The fact it spread to a cat increases the risk of human infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A review of human dog-bite injuries in Kitui South subcounty, Kenya (2017-2021) - Kung U P, Brodbelt D.
INTRODUCTION: Dog bites continue to be a serious public health issue due to their association with the transmission of rabies virus. In Kenya, there are no studies estimating dog-bite incidence. Annual mortalities resulting from dog-mediated rabies are est... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New Study Offers Hope For Future Rabies Cure
When you were growing up, your parents may have told you to stay away from stray or wild animals. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Kortepeter, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation standard Source Type: news