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

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