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

Kedrab (Rabies Immune Globulin Solution for Intramuscular Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

KamRAB/KedRAB (rabies immunoglobulin human) for the Treatment of Rabies
KamRAB/KedRAB ™ is a human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) indicated for the treatment of passive, transient post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of rabies infection. The drug was jointly developed by Kamada and Kedrion Biopharma. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Towards a rabies-free Thailand by 2020
Through mass dog vaccination and accessible and affordable measures, Thailand has reduced the number of human rabies cases by more than 90% since the 1980s. WHO welcomed Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand on 28 August – the Princess is a champion of efforts to make Thailand rabies-free by 2020. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: rabies [subject], Feature [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region], Thailand [country] Source Type: news

FDA Clears Immune Globulin Kedrab for Rabies Treatment FDA Clears Immune Globulin Kedrab for Rabies Treatment
The plasma-derived human rabies immune globulin should be given immediately after contact with a rabid or possibly rabid animal, concurrently with a full course of rabies vaccine.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves KedRAB [rabies immune globulin (Human)] for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis of Rabies Infection
Fort Lee, NJ/Rehovot, Israel – August 25, 2017 - Kedrion Biopharma and Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: KMDA), two leading human-derived protein therapeutics companies, today announced that KedRAB™ [rabies immune globulin (Human)] has received U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Why Rabies Should Be On Your Radar
A recent attack by a coyote on a woman on a bike path near Albany, in upstate New York, focuses attention on the risk of acquiring rabies, especially among animals not typically associated with the infection. Aggressive behavior is wild animals is associated with a heightened risk for rabies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Do You Need Rabies Shots If A Bat Gets In Your House? Experts Disagree.
But probably yes. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Need Rabies Shots If A Bat Gets In Your House? Experts Disagree.
But probably yes. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do You Need Rabies Shots If A Bat Gets In Your House? Experts Disagree.
But probably yes. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Chitipa Girl Dies Over Rabies Disease - Health Authority Blamed for Negligence
[Nyasa Times] A 12 year old girl Joyce Msukwa in Chitipa district has died on Monday after battling with rabies disease in a short illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Time series analysis and mortality model of dog bite victims presented for treatment at a referral clinic for rabies exposure in Monrovia, Liberia, 2010-2013 - Olarinmoye AO, Ojo JF, Fasunla AJ, Ishola OO, Dakinah FG, Mulbah CK, Al-Hezaimi K, Olugasa BO.
We developed time trend model, determined treatment outcome and estimated annual human deaths among dog bite victims (DBVs) from 2010 to 2013 in Monrovia, Liberia. Data obtained from clinic records included victim's age, gender and site of bite marks, site... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Early MRNA Rabies Vaccine Has Unimpressive Results Early MRNA Rabies Vaccine Has Unimpressive Results
An experimental mRNA rabies vaccine showed less than convincing results in a phase 1 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Bobcat attacks man and dog, tests positive for rabies
The Arizona man was trying to separate the two animals when he got bit (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog-bites, rabies and One Health: towards improved coordination in research, policy and practice - Rock MJ, Rault D, Degeling C.
Dog-bites and rabies are neglected problems worldwide, notwithstanding recent efforts to raise awareness and to consolidate preventive action. As problems, dog-bites and rabies are entangled with one another, and both align with the concept of One Health. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Three-Zone Biosecurity Offers New Hope to Indonesian Farmers
James McGrane, FAO ECTAD Indonesia Team Leader, at his office in Jakarta. Credit: Kanis Dursin/IPSBy Kanis DursinJAKARTA, Indonesia, Jul 10 2017 (IPS)Poultry farmer Bambang Sutrisno Setiawan had long heard about biosecurity but never gave serious thought to it, even when the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 forced him to cull thousands of his layer chickens in 2003 and 2009.Eighteen years into the business, however, Bambang, who is called Ilung by friends, is now converting his second farm into a three-zone biosecurity poultry with a strong conviction that it is the only way to save his business amid continued threat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kanis Dursin Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Projects avian flu biosafety Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Improving the lives of rural populations: better nutrition & agricultu Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 60
In this issue: Solving US drug pricing issues by importing cheaper Canadian drugs, underexplored fields in immuno-oncology, a new temperature-resistant rabies and yellow fever vaccine, the increasingly popularity of adaptive clinical trials, and more … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could a temperature-resistant vaccine spell the end for rabies and yellow fever?
Current vaccines for rabies and yellow fever are plagued by the difficulties of transporting temperature-controlled drugs. A new European consortium led by KU Leuven may have the solution. Elly Earls reports. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

VIDEO: Get To Know The Bloodthirsty (But Cuddly) Vampire Bat
In Latin America, they drink the blood of big animals and can spread rabies. Livestock die. So do people. Ranchers want to wipe the bats out. Does anyone think that's a bad idea?(Image credit: Adam Cole/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Kellman Source Type: news

Rabies vaccine to be air dropped by helicopter over parts of Northeast Ohio
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) describes rabies as a “fatal zoonotic disease, transmitted to humans through contact (mainly bites and scratches) with infected animals.”  This condition kills 55,000 people worldwide every year, with nearly 100 percent of fatal cases occurring in Asia and Africa. Worldwide, another ten million people are exposed yearly, but, according to the Center for Disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dealing With a Dog Bite
-- Dog bites happen, even if parents are careful. Knowing the steps to take quickly can help keep your child safe. Here's advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Ask the dog's owners for their contact information, proof of rabies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly infects poultry. Lately, however, it’s started jumping from chickens to humans more readily–bad news, because the virus is a killer. During a recent spike, 88% of people infected got pneumonia, three-quarters ended up in intensive care with severe respiratory problems, and 41% died. What H7N9 can’t do–yet–is spread easily from person to person, but experts know that could change. The longer the virus spends in humans, the better the chance that i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized CDC Disease ebola Gates Foundation MERS outbreak pandemic Zika Source Type: news

Namibia: Laboratory Requests Farmers to Report Kudu Rabies
[New Era] Windhoek -A renewed call is made upon farmers and hunting farms to be on the lookout for incidents of rabies among any animals and to submit samples of animals which might be affected to the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why People With A Treatable Flesh-Eating Disease Don't Want The Cure
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― Amos Kiptui is no stranger to hardship. He was born in a cave 27 years ago and still lives in one, despite run-ins with wild buffalo, deadly snakes, leopards and lions.  So when thick, itchy welts began to appear on Kiptui’s right cheek, he took a sharp rock and scraped off layers of his skin, then packed the bleeding wound with traditional medicine made from bitter leaves.  “You put the leaves on a piece of iron and make a fire,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cure For This Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Grown Men Run And Hide
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― Amos Kiptui is no stranger to hardship. He was born in a cave 27 years ago and still lives in one, despite run-ins with wild buffalo, deadly snakes, leopards and lions.  So when thick, itchy welts began to appear on Kiptui’s right cheek, he took a sharp rock and scraped off layers of his skin, then packed the bleeding wound with traditional medicine made from bitter leaves.  “You put the leaves on a piece of iron and make a fire,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'A Normal Man Would Not Want Me': A Heartbreaking Look At Leprosy In 2017
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. YANGON, Myanmar ― Su Myant Sandar was 17 when she first noticed a red patch on her cheek. At the time, she was working with her girlfriends at a garment factory on the poor outskirts of this city. She covered the spot with a thick layer of thanaka, a traditional plant-based makeup, and continued going to work as normal. But it was not an ordinary spot. It was the first visible sign of leprosy, a largely forgotten bacterial infection that affects tens of thousands of people every...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Key Myths That Allow Rabies to Thrive
[Nation] The death of a little girl last year left an indelible mark on us, as practising veterinary surgeons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Woman Survived One Of The Deadliest Snake Attacks
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. CHERANGAN, KENYA ― Walking home from a party in the evening light, Cheposait Adomo was unaware of the 6.5-foot black mamba snake in her path until it had coiled around her ankles and sunk in its teeth. As Adomo screamed and pulled at the slithering knot that punctured her three times, she was unaware of the two other brown-colored mambas slithering over to provide backup. “I felt the bites and then a burning sensation,” Adomo, a mother of five, said of the attack, wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Investigates Dead Bat Found in Recalled Salad
Though it is extremely uncommon, investigators want to rule out the possibility of rabies (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wait, That's Not a Crouton! (FREE)
By the Editors A couple has been advised to receive rabies postexposure prophylaxis after finding bat remains in their packaged … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bat reportedly found in packaged Fresh Express salad mix
Two people were recommended for post-exposure rabies treatment after a consumer in Florida reported finding a dead bat in a packaged salad mix, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KU Leuven-led consortium to develop new vaccine against rabies and yellow fever
The KU Leuven-led RABYD-VAX consortium is all set to develop a new vaccine against rabies and yellow fever. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - April 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

KU Leuven to lead development of dual vaccine against yellow fever and rabies
(KU Leuven) Rabies and yellow fever claim ten thousands of lives each year. Vaccines already exist but various drawbacks that hinder their efficient distribution. One of them is the need to transport and store these vaccines at cool temperatures. The RABYD-VAX consortium, led by KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium), has now started developing a cheap, temperature-stable, and easy-to-produce vaccine against both diseases at once. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Rabies: What's an Exposure? Know When to Vaccinate Rabies: What's an Exposure? Know When to Vaccinate
To respond promptly, clinicians need to understand what constitutes a rabies exposure and how to properly dose the vaccine.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

When Bullets Fly, These Medics Grab Their Packs And Treat Patients On The Run
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. Everyone takes work home with them sometimes. But in civil war-torn South Sudan, some health workers take theirs on the run. In areas where armed groups have stormed into hospitals and shot people dead in their beds, or gutted and burned clinics, staff for the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at times has had to run with patients and hide in the bush to continue treatment. Last year, a group of MSF health workers in the particularly hard-hit town of Leer, in Unity ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He Treated The Very First Ebola Cases 40 Years Ago. Then He Watched The World Forget.
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. KINSHASA, Congo ― In early 2014, few people worried that the Ebola virus, which is up to 90 percent fatal, would pose a global threat. So the World Health Organization sent shockwaves around the world when it announced that Ebola was spreading out of control in West Africa. Before the epidemic was over two years later, it had killed thousands of people. They died in terrifying and painful ways, often passing the disease on to family members before and even after death....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He Treated The Very First Ebola Cases 40 Years Ago. Then He Watched The World Forget.
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. KINSHASA, Congo ― In early 2014, few people worried that the Ebola virus, which is up to 90 percent fatal, would pose a global threat. So the World Health Organization sent shockwaves around the world when it announced that Ebola was spreading out of control in West Africa. Before the epidemic was over two years later, it had killed thousands of people. They died in terrifying and painful ways, often passing the disease on to family members before and even after death....
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rabies Kills 189 People Every Day. Here's Why You Never Hear About It.
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. Rabies is one of the most lethal viruses known to man. It kills virtually 100 percent of victims who don’t get the vaccine. Today, there is both the knowledge and the practical means to eradicate the disease, but it still causes 69,000 deaths worldwide every year. That’s 189 people a day. Rabies is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected animal, usually a dog. After infection, it typically takes between one and three months for a person to show...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news