Angola: Angola Receives 140,000 Doses of Rabies Vaccine
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry received today a donation of 140,000 doses of vaccines to combat animal rabies in the country, in an initiative of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rabies: New prophylactic and therapeutic avenues
(Institut Pasteur) Rabies is still responsible for approximately 60,000 human deaths per year mostly in Asia and Africa and affects especially underserved people. Prophylactic measures have significantly improved. They are now composed of the vaccine allied to purified human or equine rabies immunoglobulins. However, these immunoglobulins are expensive and not easy to reach in developing settings. Researchers have visualized one of the most potent and most broadly neutralizing human monoclonal antibody in interaction with the rabies glycoprotein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human Rabies - Utah, 2018
Human rabies is preventable by early recognition of potential exposures and receipt of postexposure prophylaxis. Bats are the main source of rabies in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Bats MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies Source Type: news

Nigeria: 100 Million Nigerians Threatened By Tropical Diseases, Says Ehanire
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said about 100 million Nigerians are currently faced with the risk of some tropical diseases such as Guinea worm, leprosy, elephantiasis, river blindness, rabies and sleeping sickness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech keen to revive Rs 600 crore TN vaccine complex
With a planned annual capacity of 585 million, the project proposed to make pentavalent, or five-in-one, combination vaccine, BCG vaccine, and vaccines to prevent measles, hepatitis B, human rabies, Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b) and Japanese encephalitis (JE) in the first phase, which was to be commissioned by 2010. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK scientists bring innovative vaccine technology to Vietnam
World-leading vaccine scientists from the University of Bristol are working with one of Vietnam's major vaccine manufacturers, Vabiotech, to share cutting-edge knowledge that could help prevent future global outbreaks of avian flu and rabies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Rabies breakthrough offers fresh hope in battle against deadly virus
New research raises hopes of oral vaccine for dogs, the chief source of transmission to humansResearchers have discovered a way to stop rabies from shutting down critical responses in the immune system, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new tools to fight the deadly disease.Rabies kills almost60,000 people each year, mostly affecting poor and rural communities.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe Tags: Global health Infectious diseases Global development Science Medical research Vaccines and immunisation World news Source Type: news

Researchers develop a faster, stronger rabies vaccine
(PLOS) Every year, more than 59,000 people around the world die of rabies and there remains no cheap and easy vaccine regimen to prevent the disease in humans. Now, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that adding a specific immune molecule to a rabies vaccine can boost its efficacy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech launches anti-rabies vaccine ChiroRab, becomes largest rabies shot manufacturer
“In our ongoing commitment to address the supply shortages of rabies vaccine, we are making additional investments to increase production capacities to over 15 million doses annually,” added Krishna Ella, CMD, Bharat biotech International Ltd. The vaccine is presently manufactured at the WHO pre -qualified facility in Ankleshwar in Gujarat. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech's subsidiary Chiron Behring launches anti-rabies vaccine
“In our ongoing commitment to address the supply shortages of rabies vaccine, we are making additional investments to increase production capacities to over 15 million doses annually,” added Krishna Ella, CMD, Bharat biotech International Ltd. The vaccine is presently manufactured at the WHO pre -qualified facility in Ankleshwar in Gujarat. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists crack rabies virus weaponry
(University of Melbourne) Researchers from Monash University and the University of Melbourne have found a way to stop the rabies virus shutting down the body's immune defence against it. In doing so they have solved a key scientific puzzle and have laid the foundation for the development of new anti-rabies vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt
A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine that was fined $1.3 billion in a scandal that prompted a national crackdown on the industry says it has been declared bankrupt (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 10/26/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 10/26/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Purna Kashyap, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, discusses gut microbiome research. Also on the podcast, Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, shares what you need to know about bats and rabies. And Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist, shares [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 28, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What you should know about bats and rabies
Bats play an important role in many ecosystems around the world. They are a major predator of night-flying insects, including pests that cost farmers billions of dollars annually. However, bats pose the biggest rabies threat in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most bats are not rabid. However, because rabies [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A--Z: Understanding rabies
Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals, usually through a bite. In the U.S., rabies is mostly found in wild animals, such as bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes. "This virus ascends the nerve up to the brain and then infects the brain," explains Dr. Robert Jacobson, medical director [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Massachusetts Man Who Helped With Baby Raccoons May Need Rabies Treatment
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are requesting the public’s help in finding a man from Massachusetts to assess his risk for rabies after he came into contact with baby raccoons. Health officials say the man was in Conway at about 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 and stopped to help someone remove two baby raccoons on Route 16 between North Bald Hill Thorn Hill roads. The raccoons were brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center, where one died and was identified to have rabies. The other didn’t have rabies. Health officials said Friday the man, who drove a dark pickup truck with oversized tires and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Offbeat Syndicated CBSN Boston New Hampshire News Rabies raccoons Source Type: news

Swaziland: United Against Rabies in the Kingdom of Eswatini
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Swaziland Animal Welfare Society collaborated with the Government of Eswatini in commemorating the World Rabies Day 2019. The Ministry of Agriculture through the Veterinary Department together with the Ministry of Health, Eswatini Royal Police, other government sectors and the Malindza community in the Lubombo region held a community event to mark the World (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: World Rabies Day Observed
[Ghanaian Times] The 13th World Rabies Day was marked in Accra on Wednesday with a call on pet owners to vaccinate their dogs in order to safeguard the lives of the citizenry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO's New Rabies Recommendations WHO's New Rabies Recommendations
Find out what's new in the recently revised WHO recommendations for rabies prophylaxis.Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Rabies Exposures from Fox Bites and Challenges to Completing Postexposure Prophylaxis After Hurricane Irma - Palm Beach County, Florida, August-September 2017
Because of difficulties caused by Hurricane Irma, three patients in Palm Beach County, Florida experienced modifications to their rabies vaccination schedules. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 12, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Animal-Related Diseases Immunization Schedules MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pre-exposure prophylaxis PReP Rabies Rabies Vaccine Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Deaths from External Causes, by Age Group --- United States, 2017
In 2017, 9% of all deaths in the United States were due to external causes. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Animal-Related Diseases Cause of death Dog Bites Eye and Vision Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies VitalStats Death Rates Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: A Multipartner Response to Prevent a Binational Rabies Outbreak --- Anse- à -Pitre, Haiti 2019
Canine rabies is endemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Animal-Related Diseases Dog Bites Eye and Vision Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Rabies Outbreak Investigation --- Pedernales, Dominican Republic, 2019
On July 13, 2018, a child from Pedernales, Dominican Republic, died after developing clinical signs and symptoms consistent with rabies. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Animal-Related Diseases Dog Bites Eye and Vision Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies Source Type: news

Risk of human exposure to animal bites in China: a clinic-based cross-sectional study - Chen F, Liu Q, Jiang Q, Shi J, Luba TR, Hundera AD, Fang P, Cao S, Lu Z.
This study aims to determine the factors associated with human exposure to animal bites in China. A cross-sectional study of visitors to rabies p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

BayRab (Rabies Immune Globulin (Human) Solvent/Detergent Treated) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 9, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rabies Risk Assessment: Test Your Knowledge Rabies Risk Assessment: Test Your Knowledge
Challenge yourself with these cases that illustrate key rabies prevention and treatment situations. Would you know what to do?CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pakistan imports over $36 million worth of anti-rabies, anti-venom vaccines from India
Pakistan was buying the vaccines despite the chill in bilateral ties, especially after the Pulwama terror attack by a suicide bomber belonging to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.
Sometimes the interests of humans and animals are the same, but humans have to save the animals first. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Dogs Rabies Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Humane Society International World Health Organization Mission Rabies Ahmedabad (India) Goa (India) Haiti Malawi Source Type: news

Five Things to Know About Rabies
One of the world ’s most studied and preventable diseases is still a deadly and common threat in much of the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Rabies Dogs Vaccination and Immunization your-feed-science Source Type: news

Where Rabies Is Entrenched
The virus has been defeated in many parts of the world. But where it persists, rabies takes a particular toll on the rural poor. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: James Gorman Tags: Rabies Dogs Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Mission Rabies Humane Society International India your-feed-science Source Type: news

Malawi: Animal Rights Body Creates Action Group to Ease Rabies Cases
[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) has created action groups to conduct free rabies vaccination in the city to curb prevalence of rabies cases and speculations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Leishmaniasis Needs More Attention - It Causes Skin Lesions, and Can Kill
[The Conversation Africa] Leishmaniasis ranks on the World Health Organisation's list of neglected tropical diseases, along with the usual suspects such as dengue, chikungunya and rabies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What you need to know about rabies in Canada
The death of a man in British Columbia who came into contact with a bat is a reminder to take precautions with wildlife. Here's what you need to know, according to public health experts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Infected bat 'ran into' hand of B.C. man who later died from rabies: health officer
A 21-year-old man who died from rabies after coming into contact with an infected bat on Vancouver Island this spring had a brush with the nocturnal mammal in an "unusual" daytime encounter, health officials said Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. man dies of rabies after coming into contact with bat
A 21-year-old man has died of rabies after coming into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island, health officials have confirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area
FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- A rabies warning was issued for Walt Disney World Resort and the surrounding area after a rabid cat scratched two employees. The 60-day warning was issued by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County for a two-mile... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Area
The 60-day warning was issued by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County for a two-mile radius of the intersection of Interstate 4 and Epcot Center Drive, which includes Disney's Epcot Center theme park, USA Today reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A retrospective study of dog bite occurrence and anti-rabies vaccination of dogs in a state veterinary hospital in Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria - Isek TI, Umoh J, Dzikwi AA.
Rabies is one of the world's major zoonoses. Controlling rabies continues to pose a major public health challenge. The issues surrounding dog bites and the vaccination of dogs against rabies are important to consider in implementing programmes to control t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Human rabies in Brazil: a descriptive study, 2000-2017 - Vargas A, Romano APM, Merch án-Hamann E.
OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological profile of human rabies in Brazil. METHODS: this is a descriptive study of human rabies cases reported in 2000-2017, with an estimate of incidence and spatial distribution. RESULTS: 188 cases were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trends in Human Rabies Deaths and Exposures -- United States Trends in Human Rabies Deaths and Exposures -- United States
This article underscores the need for awareness of the risk of rabies from wildlife, especially bats, and during international travel.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

I was bitten by a feral dog while overseas. My search for rabies shots was a terrifying ordeal.
I was in India but travelers should be forewarned: The disease is not uncommon in many countries, and visitors like me have died when not vaccinated. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shannon VanRaes Source Type: news

Vital signs: Trends in human rabies deaths and exposures - United States, 1938-2018 - Pieracci EG, Pearson CM, Wallace RM, Blanton JD, Whitehouse ER, Ma X, Stauffer K, Chipman RB, Olson V.
INTRODUCTION: Each year, rabies causes approximately 59,000 deaths worldwide, including approximately two deaths in the United States. Before 1960, dogs were a common reservoir of rabies in the United States; however, increasingly, species of wildlife (e.g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Trends in Human Rabies Deaths and Exposures --- United States, 1938--2018
Each year, rabies causes approximately 59,000 deaths worldwide, including approximately two deaths in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 13, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies Source Type: news

Bats Now Pose Greatest Risk for Rabies in the US Bats Now Pose Greatest Risk for Rabies in the US
The main source of most human rabies infections has shifted from dogs to bats, which now cause about 70% of deaths in people infected with rabies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Bats Are Biggest Rabies Danger, CDC Says
A scratch or bite from a bat can be smaller than the top of a pencil eraser, but that's enough to give a person rabies, the CDC said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabid bats are the most common source of exposure to the deadly virus in the US, CDC warns  
Thanks to the rabies virus, dogs are no longer a major threat in the US. But wildlife - especially bats - still pose a risk of transmitting rabies to humans through bits or scratches, the CDC warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Wildlife Rabies, Especially in Bats, Poses Risk in U.S.
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- Wildlife rabies, especially in bats, poses a risk to humans in the United States, and postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) is important for preventing death, according to research published in the June 12 early-release issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bats, Not Dogs, Are the Most Common Source of Rabies
In the United States, if you get bitten by a bat, get rabies shots. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Rabies Bats Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccination and Immunization your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Most rabies infections in the United States come from bats, CDC says
In the United States, the culprit behind most rabies cases has shifted from dogs to bats. The flying mammals now cause 7 out of 10 US rabies cases, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news