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

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