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(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

Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cattle a year in Peru
(PLOS) The vampire bat is known to be the principle reservoir of rabies throughout Latin America, yet the burden of vampire bat-transmitted rabies on human lives and livestock has been largely anecdotal. Now, researchers have calculated that, in Peru, more than 500 cattle a year die of rabies. The new study, which also detailed risk factors, appears in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stemming the spread of rabies
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Charneski, C. A. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa
(University of Basel) The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators, carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study published in Science Translational Medicine 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! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A mass dog vaccination campaign stops rabies transmission in its tracks
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Mass dog vaccination campaigns in an African city successfully interrupted rabies transmission for nine months during 2014, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-Borne Outbreaks in 2016
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 11/13/2017 This 228-page report presents the results of the zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2016 in 37 European countries (28 Member States [MS] and nine non-MS). It summarizes trends and sources for Yersinia (plague) and tularemia, both Category A bioterrorism agents; brucella, a Category B bioterrorism Agent; bovine tuberculosis, trichinellosis, echinococcosis, toxoplasmosis, rabies, Q fever, and West Nile fever. (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, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Interoperability Can Help Stop Disease Outbreaks in Their Tracks
December 01, 2017A new  system in Liberia is speeding up disease surveillance and response times.How do you reduce the time it takes to identify a potential disease outbreak in order to manage it effectively?  In Liberia —where resources are constrained and the devastation of Ebola still lingers—the government, IntraHealth International, and other partners are working urgently to answer this question.The simple answer? Connect the dots quickly.IntraHealth is helping the Ministry of Health speed up this process from several weeks to just a few days.Health authorities must be alerted to a suspected dise...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Rabies Found In Superstition, What You Need To Know
The Arizona Department of Health has confirmed two cases of rabies in animals from the Superstition Mountain area, which includes popular hiking and camping areas such as the Lost Dutchman State Park, First Water Trail, and the Tonto National Forest. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Rabies Found In Arizona: What You Need To Know
The Arizona Department of Health has confirmed two cases of rabies in animals from the Superstition Mountain area, which includes popular hiking and camping areas such as Lost Dutchman State Park, First Water Trail and Tonto National Forest. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Rabies Prophylaxis After Eating Salad Containing a Bat Carcass Rabies Prophylaxis After Eating Salad Containing a Bat Carcass
In this bizarre case, two people unknowingly consumed a salad found to be contaminated with the remains of a bat. How great was the risk of rabies transmission?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Rabavert (Rabies Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Angola:Lunda Sul - Over 300 Animals Vaccinated Against Rabies
[ANGOP] Saurimo -At least 332 pets, amongst dogs, monkeys and cats, have been vaccinated from January to October this year against rabies in the eastern Lunda Sul province, Angop learnt Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Banfield is working to save the pets of Puerto Rico (Photos)
Hurricane Maria continues to break many hearts in Puerto Rico. Residents have dealt with federal government indifference, an inability to hook up all residents with water and electricity even weeks after the storm, the power of the storm itself. There's also the question of what happens to pets, many of whom have been abandoned or are susceptible to such diseases as rabies and leptospirosis. We caught up with Vancouver-based Banfield Pet Hospital’s Puerto Rico Chief of Staff Dr. Rhemuel Valcarcel,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

How Banfield is working to save the pets of Puerto Rico (Photos)
Hurricane Maria continues to break many hearts in Puerto Rico. Residents have dealt with federal government indifference, an inability to hook up all residents with water and electricity even weeks after the storm, the power of the storm itself. There's also the question of what happens to pets, many of whom have been abandoned or are susceptible to such diseases as rabies and leptospirosis. We caught up with Vancouver-based Banfield Pet Hospital’s Puerto Rico Chief of Staff Dr. Rhemuel Valcarcel,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Serum Institute of India launches Rabishield in partnership with UMass Medical School
(University of Massachusetts Medical School) The Serum Institute of India today announced the global launch of Rabishield, a rabies monoclonal antibody developed in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Notes from the field: Postexposure prophylaxis for rabies after consumption of a prepackaged salad containing a bat carcass - Florida, 2017 - Krishnasamy V, Mauldin MR, Wise ME, Wallace R, Whitlock L, Basler C, Morgan C, Grissom D, Worley S, Stanek D, DeMent J, Yager P, Carson W, Condori RE, Nakazawa Y, Walker C, Li Y, Wynens C, Wellman A, Ellison J, Pieracci E.
On April 3, 2017, two Florida residents consumed part of the same prepackaged salad before reportedly discovering the partial remains of a bat carcass in the salad. Bats are known reservoirs for rabies virus, which causes rabies disease in both animals ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Postexposure Prophylaxis for Rabies After Consumption of a Prepackaged Salad Containing a Bat Carcass — Florida, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Pet Owners Urged to Vaccinate Animals Against Rabies
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services has urged pet owners to vaccinate their animals against rabies. Public relations officer in the Health Ministry Manga Libita said there is a shortage of anti-rabies vaccine in the country at present and that is the case globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) noncompletion after dog bites: estimating the unseen to meet the needs of the underserved - Tarantola A, Blanchi S, Cappelle J, Ly S, Chan M, In S, Peng Y, Hing C, Taing CN, Ly S, Bourhy H, Buchy P, Dussart P, Mary JY.
Post exposure prophylaxis prevents human rabies and is accessible in Cambodia principally in Phnom Penh, the capital. Timely, affordable access to post-exposure prophylaxis is a challenge for the mainly rural population. We aimed to identify districts inde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does rabies cause aggression?
New research investigates the molecular mechanism that allows the rabies virus to induce aggressive behavior in the infected host. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Research reveals how rabies can induce frenzied behavior
(University of Alaska Fairbanks) Scientists may finally understand how the rabies virus can drastically change its host's behavior to help spread the disease, which kills about 59,000 people annually.A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports shows how a small piece of the rabies virus can bind to and inhibit certain receptors in the brain that play a crucial role in regulating the behavior of mammals. This interferes with communication in the brain and induces frenzied behaviors that favor the transmission of the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Minister Vows to Eradicate Rabies Disease in Abuja
[Leadership] Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, has restated the readiness of the FCT Administration to eradicate rabies disease in the territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Major Anti-Rabies Campaign Picks Steam
[Daily News] EXTENSIVE researches have commenced in different parts of Africa in the quest to control rabies, of which 99 per cent of infections to humans are due to dog bites. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Philippines offers hope of a rabies-free future
Pilot programme suggests disease that kills 59,000 people a year can be defeated (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

On World Day, UN announces global initiative to end deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030
The largest global anti-rabies initiative to end human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030 was announced, today, World Rabies Day, making it a priority disease for key international organizations and governments, according to the United Nations health agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Education programmes save lives from rabies in India
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: rabies [subject], Feature [doctype], India [country], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Tanzania: Rabies Kills 1,500 People Annually in Tanzania, EAC Dispatch Shows
[Citizen] Arusha -With World Rabies Day marked on Thursday, the infectious disease kills at least 1,500 people in Tanzania annually, it has been said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: How to End Human Deaths From Rabies - Lessons From Kenya
[The Conversation Africa] When a person hears about rabies, it's often not thought of as an immediate personal threat. But rabies kills about 60,000 people every year - the majority of deaths are in Africa and Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Rabies Day 2017
(Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Vets in Philippines turn to technology to track and tackle rabies
MANILA (Reuters) - Armed with smartphones and syringes, veterinarians in the Philippines are turning to technology to fight rabies, using tracking tools to identify problem areas in mass campaigns to vaccinate dogs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New study funded points to unexpected benefits of rabies vaccination in dogs
(Morris Animal Foundation) The rabies vaccine is extremely effective at preventing this fatal disease in dogs, but new research, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, shows the vaccine may have a positive impact on overall canine health as well, and is associated with a decrease in death from all causes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news