Bid to beat rabies could benefit from oral dog vaccine, study finds
(University of Edinburgh) Vaccines hidden in dog food could help curb the spread of rabies in countries with large populations of stray dogs, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rabid raccoons found in New York City
Health officials are warning people to vaccinate their pets and to stay away from raccoons and other wild animals that can carry rabies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabid raccoons are back in Manhattan. Vaccinate your pets, health officials say
Years after an outbreak was stamped out, rabies has returned to the raccoons of New York City. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren ’t Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren ’t Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccin...
Source: TIME: Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

Determinants of health seeking behavior of animal bite victims in rabies endemic South Bhutan: a community-based contact-tracing survey - Penjor K, Tenzin T, Jamtsho RK.
BACKGROUND: Dog bites are the main source of rabies infection and death in humans, contributing up to 99% of all cases. We conducted a contact-tracing study to evaluate the health seeking and treatment compliance behaviors of people following potential exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluating the contact rate between companion dogs during dog walking and the practices towards potential cases of rabies among dog owners in Japan - Kwan NCL, Inoue M, Yamada A, Sugiura K.
This study aimed to examine the habits of dog walking in Japan using an internet survey of insured dog owners. About 96.4% of the respondents (n  = 1,151) reported that they would take their dogs for a walk and they most frequently walk their dogs once or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Tanzania: Concern As Rabies Kills Over 10 People
[Daily News] SEVENTEEN people have died from rabies, while 1,050 were bitten by dogs between 2017 and 2018 in Rukwa Region. Rukwa Regional Principal Veterinary Officer, Dr Respich Maengo, told 'Daily News' that death incidents were reported in various districts in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bat At Indiana Pacers Game: Who Should Worry About Rabies
A bat, not a baseball bat but a mammal bat, made an appearance at an NBA game between Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Chinese Blood Plasma Feared Contaminated With HIV Tests Negative, Investigators Say
(BEIJING) — Chinese investigators said Thursday tests on a batch of a plasma product feared to have been contaminated with HIV have turned up negative for the virus that causes AIDS. The result appears to have headed off the possibility of yet another scandal involving medical products in the country. Incidents include the falsifying of production records for rabies vaccines that prompted a nationwide crackdown on the industry and the injecting of other faulty vaccines. Public outrage over such scandals has alarmed the leadership of the ruling Communist Party, moving it to respond more quickly and firmly than in the ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Source Type: news

Malawi: Locals Receive Rabies Vaccine After Eating Infected Beef
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -At least 19 people from Shaibu Village in Traditional Authority Mkanda in Mulanje have been recommended for rabies treatment after eating beef suspected to be of a rabid cow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Human Rabies--Virginia, 2017 Human Rabies--Virginia, 2017
This fatal case of rabies after a dog bite sustained on a trip to India underscores the importance of obtaining a thorough pretravel health consultation and accurate, timely postexposure diagnosis.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Malawi: Department Guns Down Stray Dogs
[Malawi News Agency] The Department of Agricultural Development through Animal Health in Nkhata Bay is shooting down stray dogs to prevent an outbreak of rabies in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rabies in a Dog Imported From Egypt -- Connecticut, 2017 Rabies in a Dog Imported From Egypt -- Connecticut, 2017
This report highlights the risk posed by the importation of dogs inadequately vaccinated against rabies from high-risk countries and the difficulty in verifying health status of these animals.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Misdiagnosis Tied to Death From Rabies Infection Misdiagnosis Tied to Death From Rabies Infection
An American patient bitten by a puppy while on a lengthy yoga tour in India became symptomatic 6 weeks later, after returning home; misdiagnoses delayed appropriate treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. woman dies from rabies after dog bite abroad
The woman got sick after returning home from an extended yoga retreat in India (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 65, dies of rabies after being bitten by a puppy in India
A woman from Virginia, US, became aggressive, struggled to breathe and was foaming at the mouth within days after she experienced pain and burning in her arm, which turned out to be rabies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-Borne Outbreaks in 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/19/2018. This 262-page report presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2017 in 37 European countries: 28 European Union (EU) Member States and nine non-Member States. It summarizes trends and sources for diseases that include salmonella, Campylobacteriosis, bovine tuberculosis, Brucella, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Toxoplasma, rabies, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), West Nile virus, and tularaemia. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Interventions in dog populations could reduce rabies in rural China
(PLOS) Domestic dogs play a key role in the transmission and expansion of rabies in rural areas of China, according to a study published Dec. 6 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Huaiyu Tian of Beijing Normal University, Hailin Zhang of the Yunnan Provincial Key Laboratory for Zoonosis Control and Prevention, Simon Dellicour of KU Leuven, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: 'Rabies Campaigns Limited to Hotspots'
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Mangochi District Agriculture Office has limited anti-rabies vaccine for campaigns in three hotspots namely, Monkey Bay, Malombe and Mpilipili due to inadequate resources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

They Thought These Raccoons Had Rabies, But Found The Raccoons To Be Drunk
This is what happened after police in Milton, West Virginia, got calls about raccoons behaving erratically. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Public Health England warns travellers of rabies risk
PHE is reminding travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals when travelling to rabies affected countries due to the risk of catching the disease. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Briton dies from rabies after trip to Morocco
UK resident infected with disease after being bitten by cat, says Public Health EnglandA Briton has died after contracting rabies while visiting Morocco, public health officials have said.The UK resident was infected with the disease after being bitten by a cat, Public Health England (PHE) said on Monday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Infectious diseases Morocco UK news Middle East and North Africa Health Society Science World news Source Type: news

Briton dies of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco
A British resident has died of rabies after getting bitten by a cat in Morocco, public health officials said on Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco
Officials say the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat in Morocco. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK traveller dies from rabies
Traveller became infected in Morocco after being bitten by a cat Related items fromOnMedica Travel health clinics in general practice Rabies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deadly case of rabies likely spread by a bat
Health officials believe exposure to a bat was the source of the deadly infection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah resident dies of rabies, likely from a bat
Health officials believe exposure to a bat was the source of the deadly infection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are there so many shortages of common vaccines?
Vaccines against Hepatitis A and B, shingles, yellow fever and even rabies are just some of the injections Canadians are having a tough time finding. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Dog bite and injury awareness and prevention in migrant and left-behind children in China - Chen Y, Tan Y, Yan S, Li L.
Dog-incurred injury is a serious public health concern worldwide, especially for children, responsible for numerous infectious diseases, such as rabies. Our study aims to investigate the current status of dog-incurred injury and its prevention among specia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Malawi:Thieves Steal Anti-Rabies Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] A senior official in the ministry of Agricultyre says some unscrupulous people are stealing anti-rabies vaccine and selling them outside the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s what happened after California got rid of personal belief exemptions for childhood vaccines
Health authorities in California have more power to insist that a dog is vaccinated against rabies than to ensure that a child enrolled in public school is vaccinated against measles.That ’s just one of the frustrations faced by health officials in the first year after California did away with... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

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