China's Changsheng Bio-technology hit by heavy penalties in vaccine scandal
A unit of China's vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd has been hit with penalties totaling 9.1 billion yuan ($1.32 billion) after it was embroiled in a scandal over falsifying data for a rabies vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaccine effectively protects against Lassa fever, rabies
A new vaccine showed preclinical promise at effectively protecting people from Lassa fever and rabies in a study involving mice and guinea pigs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop novel vaccine for Lassa fever and rabies
The inactivated recombinant vaccine candidate uses a weakened rabies virus vector. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lassa fever vaccine shows promise and reveals new test for immunity
(Thomas Jefferson University) A new Lassa fever and rabies vaccine shows lasting immunity and suggests a new way to test for protection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists develop novel vaccine for lassa fever and rabies
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A novel vaccine designed to protect people from both Lassa fever and rabies showed promise in preclinical testing, according to new research published in Nature Communications. The investigational vaccine, called LASSARAB, was developed and tested by scientists at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia; the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal; the University of California, San Diego; and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia:205 Dogs Vaccinated On Int'l Day of Rabies in Margibi
[Observer] Dr. Ssuna administers vaccine to a dog in Unification City. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim is committed to joining forces in the global fight against rabies
The company ’s goal is to bring attention to the serious threat that rabies still poses to animals and humans in many parts of the worldAn estimated 160 people die from rabies every day, 40 per cent of whom are children1Human rabies deaths could be avoided through effective dog vaccination1 (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 28, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Uganda:300 to Get Free Rabies Vaccines
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Delaware woman dies of rabies in the state's first fatal case since 1941
A Delaware woman died last week after being infected with rabies before the first week of July although health officials have been unable to determine how she contracted it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long term trends and spatial distribution of animal bite injuries and deaths due to human rabies infection in Uganda, 2001-2015 - Masiira B, Makumbi I, Matovu JKB, Ario AR, Nabukenya I, Kihembo C, Kaharuza F, Musenero M, Mbonye A.
BACKGROUND: In the absence of accurate data on trends and the burden of human rabies infection in developing countries, animal bite injuries provide useful information to bridge that gap. Rabies is one of the most deadly infectious diseases, with a case fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How rabies virus moves through nerve cells, and how it might be stopped
(Princeton University) Researchers found that the rabies virus travels through neurons differently than other neuron-invading viruses, and that its journey can be stopped by a drug commonly used to treat amoebic dysentery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Spatiotemporal analysis of canine rabies in El Salvador: violence and poverty as social factors of canine rabies - Arias-Orozco P, B ástida-González F, Cruz L, Villatoro J, Espinoza E, Zárate-Segura PB, Recuenco S.
BACKGROUND: The incidence of canine rabies cases in El Salvador has decreased in the last decade since the establishment of intense control programs, such as massive vaccination campaigns implemented by the Ministry of Health. Socioeconomic crises in recen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Epidemiology and surveillance of human animal-bite injuries and rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, in selected counties in Kenya, 2011-2016 - Ngugi JN, Maza AK, Omolo OJ, Obonyo M.
BACKGROUND: Human animal-bite injuries are a serious public health problem due to associated risk for rabies virus exposure. Animal-bite injuries especially dog bites are useful indicators for assessing the risk of rabies virus transmission and need for ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of animal bites and associated factors with delay in post-exposure prophylaxis; a cross-sectional study - Khazaei S, Karami M, Veisani Y, Solgi M, Goodarzi S.
OBJECTIVE: To address the epidemiology of animal bites and associated factors with delay in post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in Nahvand district, western Iran. METHODS: Data were obtained from Rabies Treatment Center (RTC) in Nahavan district from M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scandal-hit Chinese vaccine maker Changsheng started falsifying records in 2014: Xinhua
Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd, a vaccine maker at the center of a safety scandal in China, began falsifying production records for its rabies vaccine in April 2014, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India recalls rabies vaccines made by tainted China firm
Rabies kills an estimated 20,000 people in India every year, according to the government's National Rabies Control Programme. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The evaluation of animal bite treatment centers in the Philippines from a patient perspective - Amparo ACB, Jayme SI, Roces MCR, Quizon MCL, Mercado MLL, Dela Cruz MPZ, Licuan DA, Villalon EES, Baquilod MS, Hernandez LM, Taylor LH, Nel LH.
This study surveyed patients in the community and a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Arrests, Investigations Over Vaccine Scandal in China
Changsheng is found to have forged records for a rabies vaccine and is accused of distributing thousands of substandard DPT immunizations to be used in children. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

China says vaccine maker Changsheng broke manufacturing rules, faked records: Xinhua
China's cabinet investigation group has found that vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology broke the law in manufacturing rabies vaccines, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China orders its state-run media to delete all articles and images about an exploding vaccine scandal... sound familiar?
(Natural News) A Chinese vaccine maker has been fabricating records and pumping out defective vaccines. All production has been halted at Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, China’s second largest rabies vaccine maker. After an inspection, regulators found fabricated safety records for a series of rabies vaccines. The vaccine maker has also halted production of vaccines for diphtheria,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 detained in China rabies vaccine scandal
Chinese state media report a total of 15 people have been detained so far in a growing scandal over the faking of records by a rabies vaccine maker (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. media decries China's censorship of a massive vaccine scandal, even while the U.S. media censors all the vaccine scandals covered up by the CDC
(Natural News) A vaccine scandal has broken out in China: Regulators say that multiple problems, including falsified records, were found at a large pharma company which produces a rabies vaccine. In the aftermath, Chinese censors were tasked with deleting articles and removing any and all postings about the scandal, erasing virtually any trace of public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China police probe vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology: Xinhua
Chinese police are investigating vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd after the firm was found to have faked documents related to a rabies vaccine, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thousands of Children Injected with Faulty Vaccines in China
A scandal over faulty rabies vaccines rekindled fears that corruption and abuse in the nation ’ s vast pharmaceutical industry were placing ordinary people at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAVIER C. HERN Á NDEZ Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) China Rabies Source Type: news

In China, Vaccine Scandal Infuriates Parents and Tests Government
A scandal over faulty rabies vaccines rekindled fears that corruption and abuse in the nation ’ s vast pharmaceutical industry were placing ordinary people at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAVIER C. HERN Á NDEZ Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) China Rabies Source Type: news

Chinese premier orders investigation of vaccine makers
China's No. 2 leader has ordered an investigation of its vaccine industry after violations by a maker of rabies vaccine for people prompted a public outcry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Effort to Eliminate Rabies Intensifies
[Concord] The National Livestock and Animal Welfare, Rabies control Taskforce in collaboration with World Animal Protection are currently meeting Sierra Leone government Ministers of Health, Agriculture, Education and the Judiciary between 2nd - 6th July to come up with an action plan to implement the National Rabies Elimination Strategy launched in 2017 in Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Human exposure to ferret badger rabies in Taiwan - Shih TH, Chiang JT, Wu HY, Inoue S, Tsai CT, Kuo SC, Yang CY, Fei CY.
This study aims at investigating the risk factors for human exposure to ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Malawi:Rabies Scare in Mulanje
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -There are growing fears among people in Mulanje of the possibility of rabies outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Holidaymakers warned not to touch animals when visiting countries
Public Health England has revealed a list of the rabies risk in nearly 200 countries around the world, and has warned travellers to think about getting vaccinated and not to touch animals when they are abroad. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holidaymakers warned not to touch animals when visiting countries with rabies danger
Public Health England has revealed a list of the rabies risk in nearly 200 countries around the world, and has warned travellers to think about getting vaccinated and not to touch animals when they are abroad. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating
(Penn State) A team of researchers has identified the mode of action of viperin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans and other mammals that is known to have antiviral effects on viruses such as West Nile, hepatitis C, rabies, and HIV. This discovery could allow researchers to develop a drug that could act as a broad-spectrum therapy for a range of viruses, including Zika. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:22 Die of Rabies in Mulanje, U.S.$71,000 Needed to Control Disease
[Nyasa Times] At least 22 people have died of rabies in Mulanje as the government needs K17 million to buy vaccines for dogs and cats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

House call veterinarian network coming to Pittsburgh
Instead of taking your cat or dog to their doctor for checkups or rabies shots, the vet may soon be coming to your home. A Boston-based franchise network of house call veterinarians expects to enter Pittsburgh this summer. MVS Pet Care on Wednesday said it has six signed franchise agreements in three cities, including Pittsburgh. The others are Philadelphia and Atlanta. MVS, which stands for Mobile Veterinary Services, has a business model that allows veterinarians to start their own house call… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

House call veterinarian network coming to Pittsburgh
Instead of taking your cat or dog to their doctor for checkups or rabies shots, the vet may soon be coming to your home. A Boston-based franchise network of house call veterinarians expects to enter Pittsburgh this summer. MVS Pet Care on Wednesday said it has six signed franchise agreements in three cities, including Pittsburgh. The others are Philadelphia and Atlanta. MVS, which stands for Mobile Veterinary Services, has a business model that allows veterinarians to start their own house call… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

What you need to know about rabies this summer
"The bottom line is that rabies is deadly but 100 percent preventable" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Ebola Update; Frat-House Rabies; Dancing Mid-Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The first report evaluating the post-exposure rabies prophylaxis in children exposed to animals in the Lublin Province (Eastern Poland) in 2010-2016 - a retrospective study - Krzowska-Firych J, Mazurek E, Hasiec B, Tomasiewicz K.
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)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New Rapid Rabies Test Could Transform Testing and Treatment New Rapid Rabies Test Could Transform Testing and Treatment
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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

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. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Rabies Test May Transform Animal-Bite Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- Molecular assay quickly and accurately determines if animals are infected (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New rabies test could revolutionize treatment
A new rapid rabies ​ test for animals could spare humans unnecessary weeks of painful shots (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Rabies Test Could Radically Change Testing, Treatment
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)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment
A new rabies test developed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could mean people exposed to potentially rabid animals could forego the weeks-long regimen of shots to prevent the deadly disease. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vampires and rabies: What's the link?
Although vampirism and rabies seem worlds apart, some believe they might be intimately connected. Here, we explore the links between Dracula and rabies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

New Rabies Test Could Save Lives, Maybe Even Minus the Shots
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC-developed test --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An epidemiological study of animal bite cases in a tertiary care center of Bhopal city: a cross-sectional study - Patel S, Toppo M, Lodha R.
BACKGROUND: Rabies is 100% fatal, 100% vaccine preventable disease, yet continues to kill. There are no global estimates of dog bite incidence; however, studies suggest that dog bites account for tens of millions of injuries annually. Tens of thousands of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Magnitude and health seeking behavior among dog bite cases in rural Tamil Nadu - Arunachalam D, Kirubakaran S.
BACKGROUND: The dog population in India is estimated to be around 25 million, and most of them are not protected against rabies. Although cases of dog bite constitute a problem of considerable magnitude, not all the victims of a dog bite seek medical help.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foaming or frothing at the mouth: What to know
The conditions known to cause foaming at the mouth are all medical emergencies. They include rabies, seizures, and drug overdoses. In this article, learn what to do if someone starts foaming at the mouth. We also look at treatment options and how to prevent life-threatening complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news