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

Veterinary Group: Dogs Can ’t Get Autism, So Please Keep Vaccinating Them
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Autism healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Identification of Tourists from Switzerland Exposed to Rabies Virus While Visiting the United States — January 2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rabies trick could help treat Parkinson's disease
The rabies virus wreaks havoc on the brain, triggering psychosis and death. To get where it needs to go, the virus must first trick the nervous system and cross the blood brain barrier - a process that makes it of interest in drug design. Now, scientists report in ACS Nano a way to exploit the rabies virus machinery to deliver a Parkinson's disease medication directly to the brain. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Rabies trick could help treat Parkinson's disease
(American Chemical Society) The rabies virus wreaks havoc on the brain, triggering psychosis and death. To get where it needs to go, the virus must first trick the nervous system and cross the blood brain barrier -- a process that makes it of interest in drug design. Now, scientists report in ACS Nano a way to exploit the rabies virus machinery to deliver a Parkinson's disease medication directly to the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New DNA screening pinpoints whose blood the vampire bat is drinking
A new method of screening vampire bat DNA could help tackle rabies thanks to a joint Danish and British study. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Malawi:Chikwawa District Forms Task Force to Fight Rabies
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development in Chikwawa has formed a rabies task force as one way of assisting communities to effectively fight against the disease in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

From rabies to salmonella: 5 diseases you can get from your pet
(Natural News) Who can resist a puppy that snuggles up to you when you get home after a long day, or a dog who wags its tail when you pass by? Dogs — and other pets — can be a man’s best friend. But sometimes, that furry delight may pose health threats you never knew... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Explainer - What's Behind the Rabies Outbreak in South Africa
[The Conversation Africa] In the last four months five cases of rabies in humans have been reported in South Africa, and an additional two cases are probable. The country's National Institute of Communicable Diseases warns that steps need to be taken to curb the trend. The Conversation Africa's health and medicine editor Candice Bailey spoke to the institute's Jacqueline Weyer about these concerns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Assessing Rabies Risk After a Mass Bat Exposure at a Research Facility in a National Park — Wyoming, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Determinants of health seeking behaviour following rabies exposure in Ethiopia - Beyene TJ, Mourits MCM, Revie CW, Hogeveen H.
The objective of this study was to identify factors that determine medical treatment seeking behaviour following potential rabies exposure after being bitten by a suspected dog and the likelihood of compliance to receive sufficient doses of post-exposure p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coyote that bit 8 people tests positive for rabies
The coyote was shot and killed by police following several attacks in suburban Westchester County, New York (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Flu Vaccine Hype; Suburban Rabies Scare; Jet Lag Drug Win
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recent Receipt of IVIG and Confounding of Rabies Diagnosis Recent Receipt of IVIG and Confounding of Rabies Diagnosis
This report describes 10 patients who tested positive for serum RLNAs, but who had no potential rabies exposure or history of vaccination. Was recent administration of IVIG the confounding factor?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Rabies Vaccine Hesitancy and Deaths Among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women — Vietnam, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rabies: Changing Prophylaxis and Insights in Pathophysiology Rabies: Changing Prophylaxis and Insights in Pathophysiology
New insights into the pathophysiology of rabies have led to advancements in prophylaxis.Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa
(Institut Pasteur) The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators (including the Institut Pasteur in Paris), carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary funding, elimination of rabies is possible in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The High Cost of Surviving Rabies
The price of rabies treatment has skyrocketed nearly 400% over the past decade, leaving some patients with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabies risk and use of post-exposure prophylaxis associated with dog bites in Tennessee - Henderson H, Carpenter LR, Dunn JR.
This study examined the risk of rabies in biting dog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:11 Dead in DR Congo Rabies Outbreak
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THOUSANDS of Congolese displaced by rebel groups are at risk of contracting the deadly rabies that has killed at least 11 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Potential Confounding of Diagnosis of Rabies in Patients with Recent Receipt of Intravenous Immune Globulin
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Assessment of Rabies Exposure Risk Among Residents of a University Sorority House — Indiana, February 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Grifols HyperRAB(R) (rabies immune globulin [human]) 300 IU/mL Receives FDA Approval to Treat Patients Exposed to Rabies Virus Infection
Innovative new formulation delivers higher concentration of anti-rabies virus antibodies per mL at wound site compared to other rabies immune globulin products on the market Reduced volume of medication offers potential for fewer injections for patients... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Grifols, HyperRAB, rabies immune globulin, Rabies Virus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boy dies after contact with rabid bat
A 6-year-old Florida boy died after he came in contact with a bat and contracted the rabies virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida boy dies of rabies after touching a sick bat
Ryker Roque, six, died on Sunday at a hospital in Orlando, Florida, after touching a bat which his father Henry had found in the garden and put in a bucket. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ryker Roque dies of rabies after touching a sick bat
Ryker Roque died on Sunday at a hospital in Orlando, Florida, after touching a bat which his father Henry had found in the garden and put in a bucket. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6-year-old boy dies of rabies after being scratched by infected bat
Ryker Roque's father says the boy died Sunday at an Orlando hospital (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Types of zoonotic diseases
Zoonosis or zoonotic diseases are conditions that can be passed from animals to humans. These include rabies, malaria, and Lyme disease. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Boy, 6, Undergoes Experimental Rabies Treatment Boy, 6, Undergoes Experimental Rabies Treatment
A 6-year-old boy in Florida is fighting for his life after getting rabies.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Brazilian teen becomes fifth person cured of rabies
Mateus dos Santos da Silva, from Rio Unini, contacted the virus last November. He had a pioneering treatment that saw him placed in an induced coma to protect his brain, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 6, Undergoes Experimental Rabies Treatment
It is nearly always fatal once symptoms develop. But his doctors haven’t given up. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news