Liberia: Five Die From Rabies
[Observer] At least five persons have reportedly died from rabies in Nimba County, owing to an increase in dog bites. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On World Day, UN urges rabies control beyond human and animal health services
Officials at the United Nations today urged human and animal health authorities around the world to step up and more effectively address rabies– a preventable but fatal disease that still claims the lives of an estimated 60,000 people each year– as the international community marks World Rabies Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

10 facts on rabies
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: rabies [subject], rabies [subject] Source Type: news

Exasperated Mom Issues PSA About What To Say To Pregnant Women
A fed-up blogger is schooling the internet on pregnancy etiquette. Jill Krause, who blogs about parenting at Baby Rabies, posted a spot-on video to Facebook called “What (Not) To Say To A Pregnant Woman.” In the video, Krause, who is pregnant herself, offers a simple “suggestion” to people who are not pregnant. “The next time you are so taken aback by a pregnant woman’s appearance that you feel the need to say something to her, this is all you’re allowed to say,” she explains. The phrase in question: “You look amazing.”  “I don’t care if she ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over? | Jordan Kisner
Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now …First, the myths. There are no “super rats”. Apart from a specific subtropical breed, they do not get much bigger than 20 inches long, including the tail. They are not blind, nor are they afraid of cats. They do not carry rabies. They do not, as was reported in 1969 regarding an island in Indonesia, fall from the sky. Their c ommunities are not led by elusive, giant “king rats”. Rat skeletons cannot liquefy and reconstit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jordan Kisner Tags: Science Health Environment Source Type: news

Uganda: 1,790 Dogs, Cats Vaccinated Against Rabies in Napak District
[Monitor] Napak -In a bid to fight rabies, Napak District in Karamoja sub-region in north eastern Uganda has vaccinated a total of 1,790 dogs and cats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blame It On The Boys: How To Stop Vampire Bats From Spreading Rabies
Poisoning these thirsty critters doesn't work. But researchers think they're finally getting close to figuring out a plan. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare Faces 'Beastly' Health Problem
[The Herald] Both in dogs and human beings, testing positive for rabies could spell imminent death unless a miracle occurs.According to the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, the virus has a 99.9 percent fatality in humans and animals.With the World Rabies Day set for this month, Harare becomes the latest addition to the cities directly affected by the viral disease across the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rabies
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Kamada and Kedrion Seek FDA Approval of Human Rabies Immunoglobulin as a Post-Exposure Treatment
Kamada and Kedrion, collaborators on development and commercialization of post-exposure treatment for suspected rabies, announced today the filing of a BLA with the FDA On approval by FDA, the product will represent a new option in a market where supply... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Kamada, Kedrion, rabies, KamRAB (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Of dogs, foxes, cows, camels, and men -- the fight against rabies in Northern China
(PLOS) China has the second highest number of reported rabies cases in the world, but numbers of human deaths have been decreasing. According to WHO, the Chinese authorities are forecasting national rabies elimination by 2025. Most of the cases are reported from the country's Southeastern provinces. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports on ongoing transmission of rabies in Northwestern China, highlighting challenges and opportunities pertinent to the elimination efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kamada and Kedrion Seek FDA Approval of Human Rabies Immunoglobulin as a Post-Exposure Treatment
NESS ZIONA, Israel/Fort Lee, NJ -- September 1, 2016 – Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: KMDA), a plasma-derived protein therapeutics company focused on orphan indications and Kedrion S.p.A., the parent company of Kedrion Biopharma Inc., a company... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - September 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

First test of oral rabies vaccine brings hope to the world's rarest canid
A new study reports on field trials of the oral vaccine SAG2 in Ethiopian wolves, Africa's most threatened carnivore and the world's rarest canid. The trials are the first ever conducted in wild populations of an endangered carnivore. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare Declared Rabies Area
[The Herald] Government has added Harare to rabies prescribed areas following several outbreaks of the disease in the province this year. This brings the number of rabies prescribed areas to 11. Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made made the announcements in a Statutory Instrument published in the latest Government Gazette."It is hereby notified that the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development has in terms of Section 5 of the Animal Heath Act made the fo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First test of oral rabies vaccine brings hope to the world's rarest canid
(University of Oxford) Research published this week in the journal Vaccine reports field trials of the oral vaccine SAG2 in Ethiopian wolves, Africa's most threatened carnivore and the world's rarest canid. The trials, undertaken by the University of Oxford, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority and the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia, are the first ever conducted in wild populations of an endangered carnivore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Beware of Dogs With Rabies'
[Daily Trust] The Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Alhaji Abdullahi D. Galadima, has called on residents of the council to stay away from dogs with rabies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Lack of Rabies Vaccine Raises Health Scare
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A health threat looms in various regions amid revelations of critical shortages of rabies vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiologic study of animal bites in Rasht County, Guilan Province, Iran's North, 2012 - Zohrevandi B, Asadi P, Kasmaie VM, Tajik H, Fatemi MS.
INTRODUCTION: Animal bite because of following killing infections such as Rabies is considered as one of the health problem issues in Iran and other countries. Although extensive progressions have been achieved in prevention and treatment areas, spread of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Possibly Rabid Animal Bites Walmart Shoppers In Rhode Island
WESTERLY, R.I. (CBS) – Public health officials are alerting people to a possible rabies exposure in Westerly, Rhode Island after an animal bit several customers at a Walmart on the Fourth of July. The incident happened at the Walmart store on Post Road Monday between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. At least two people were reportedly bitten by a small black mammal that might have been a ferret, mink or weasel, according to authorities. Those two people have not yet come forward to seek medical attention. The animal was not tested, and the concern is that it might have been rabid. Rabies is fatal in humans and animals once symptoms...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Rabies Rhode Island Walmart Westerly Source Type: news

Global Health: Rabies Test Strips Are Found to Be Unsatisfactory
Diagnostic strips made by six companies “cannot be recommended” because of high false-negative rates, according to scientists in Germany. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Rabies Third World and Developing Countries Public Library of Science (PLoS) Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzuzu Add Admits Anti-Rabies Vaccine Inadequacy
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Mzuzu City residents may not have their dogs vaccinated against rabies in this year's anti-rabies month, as Mzuzu Agricultural Development Division (MZADD) says does not have sufficient vaccine for the same. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The incidence of jackal bites and injuries in the Zagreb anti-rabies clinic during the 1995-2014 period - Vodopija R, Racz A, Pahor Đ.
Rabies is a zoonotic disease (a disease transmitted to humans from animals) that is caused by a virus. The disease affects domestic and wild animals, and is spread to people through close contact with infectious material, usually saliva, via bites or scrat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Evaluation of commercially sold rapid rabies tests reveals serious problems with accuracy
(PLOS) Rabies virus (RABV) transmitted by dogs is responsible for an estimated 60,000 human deaths per year, especially in Asia and Africa. A study published in PLOS NTDs reports that six commercially available rapid rabies tests -- which could make testing dogs much easier -- fail to reproducibly yield accurate results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human Rabies - Wyoming and Utah, 2015Human Rabies - Wyoming and Utah, 2015
This fatal case of rabies which was initially misdiagnosed highlights the need for improved public awareness of rabies transmission risk via bats, as well as increased education among public agencies. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi to Launch 2016 Rabies Campaign Month
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, through the Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development, will hold the 2016 Rabies Campaign Month Launch on 10th June, 2016, at Mitundu Extension Planning Area grounds in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bats In The Bedroom? Call The Health Department
An elderly Wyoming woman died of unsuspected rabies, exposing a number of family and health care workers to the virus and necessitating their treatment. This week, the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows missed opportunities in preventing and diagnosing her death. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Bats In The Bedroom? What You Should Know About Rabies
An elderly Wyoming woman died of unsuspected rabies, exposing a number of family and health care workers to the virus and necessitating their treatment. This week, the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows missed opportunities in preventing and diagnosing her death. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Human Rabies — Wyoming and Utah, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 2, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bats In The Bedroom Can Spread Rabies Without An Obvious Bite
When a Wyoming woman fell ill, no one suspected that she could have rabies from a bat in her bedroom. Health officials say sleeping in a room with a bat is a rabies risk because bites are hard to see. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Assessment of Health Facilities for Control of Canine Rabies — Gondar City, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 5, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dengue fever's economic 'bite' estimated by investigators
The global cost of dengue is an estimated US$8.9 billion annually, higher than several other major infectious diseases such as cholera, rotavirus gastroenteritis, canine rabies and Chagas, say investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

SciDev.Net Podcast: Hold donors to account
This month, we also hear about rabies prevention, learn why cheap oil might help Nigeria and round up our news. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - May 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dengue fever's economic 'bite' estimated in Lancet Infectious Disease article
(Brandeis University) A study by Brandeis University researchers finds that the global cost of dengue is an estimated US$8.9 billion annually, higher than several other major infectious diseases such as cholera, rotavirus gastroenteritis, canine rabies and Chagas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Of Cholera, Rabies and Malaria - an Air Ticket to Hell?
[New Times] Is this an air ticket to hell? I wondered. Let me get back to that affair in a minute; first, a recap of this week's top headlines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HyperRAB (Rabies Immune Globulin [Human]) for Intramuscular Administration) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 2, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

[In Depth] Scandal clouds China's global vaccine ambitions
Health experts hail two new Chinese-made vaccines against hand, foot, and mouth disease as a milestone against a malady that has run rampant in China. But that triumph was overshadowed by a safety crisis involving other homegrown vaccines. In recent weeks, police have arrested more than 200 people in connection with the nationwide distribution of 2 million doses of expired Chinese-made vaccines against scourges such as hepatitis B and rabies. No adverse reactions have been confirmed. China's vaccine developers hope the debacle won't derail efforts to make inroads into the global $33 billion vaccine market. But without a ma...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 28, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Kathleen McLaughlin Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

What Do You Do When the Rabies Vaccination Schedule is Off Schedule?
Discussion Rabies virus causes progressive encephalopathy and has a high fatality rate if not treated. Fortunately, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens are highly effective. Any mammal is susceptible to rabies vaccine with domesticated dogs being important sources in some international locations and in the U.S. coyotes, fox, raccoon, and skunk and bats are important reservoirs. Rabies transmission from bats “…can occur from minor, seemingly unimportant, or unrecognized bites from bats.” Therefore contact should be minimized. PEP is considered for people who had significant contact, were known to be ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mobile phone surveillance could help tackle rabies
A mobile-phone-based system for rabies surveillance in Tanzania is demonstrating huge potential for mobile technologies to improve public health service delivery, especially in resource-poor settings, according to a new article. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Development of Rabies Virus-Like Particles for Vaccine Applications: Production, Characterization, and Protection Studies
Rabies is a viral infection of the central nervous system for which vaccination is the only treatment possible. Besides preexposure, vaccination is highly recommended for people living in endemic areas, veterinarians, and laboratory workers. Our group has developed rabies virus-like particles (RV-VLPs) with immunogenic features expressed in mammalian cells for vaccine applications. In this chapter the methods to obtain and characterize a stable HEK293 cell line expressing RV-VLPs are detailed. Further, analytical ultracentrifugation steps to purify the obtained VLPs are developed, as well as western blot, dynamic light sca...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - April 8, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of animal bite victims in Central India: a cross sectional institutional study - Marathe N, Kumar S.
BACKGROUND: Rabies, an invariably fatal viral disease, is transmitted to humans through animal bites, mostly dogs. Of the estimated 25,000 deaths due to rabies in SEAR, a majority are in India and Bangladesh. OBJECTIVE of the study was to study the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Africa: Alliance Launched to Take Bite Out of Rabies
[SciDev.Net] A global plan to introduce mass dog vaccination in order to combat rabies - which kills around 70,000 people every year - is under way after being backed by major health players. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alliance launched to take bite out of rabies
International institutions WHO, FAO, OIE unveil tie-up on mass dog vaccination in countries with high rabies risk. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - April 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Human Rabies -- Missouri, 2014Human Rabies -- Missouri, 2014
This rare--and fatal--case of initially unrecognized rabies highlights the importance of early diagnosis and the need to educate the public about potential rabies reservoirs. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

7 Expert-Backed Tips For Staying Healthy On Your Next Big Trip
As spring approaches, you may be thinking about this year’s summer getaway. Or maybe you’re an Type A planner who is already booking a Thanksgiving or Christmas trip. Whatever your travel style, here's something you probably haven't considered: How to stay healthy while abroad. While you probably won’t make a Pinterest board of vaccinations with the same enthusiasm as you pin must-eat pastries and stylish travel outfits, taking care of your health on a trip might just save your life. Here are seven tips to help keep your vacations as stress- and sickness-free as possible:  1. First, call your doctor....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxoplasmosis may lead to road kills of persian leopards ( Panthera pardus saxicolor) in Golestan national park, Iran - Namroodi S, Gholami A, Shariat-Bahadori E.
Three Persian leopards ( Panthera pardus saxicolor) that died from car accidents in Golestan National Park, Iran, were examined for Toxoplasma gondii and rabies virus infection. Acute T. gondii infection was diagnosed in two Persian leopards but no rabies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Human Rabies — Missouri, 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rabishield: First fast-acting anti-rabies drug set for India launch
RMAb has been developed by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and US-based Mass Biologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Well: Staying Healthy While Traveling the Globe
Drink bottled water, take Pepto-Bismol preventively and avoid hungry lions. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 23, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Obesity Hygiene and Cleanliness Columns Preventive Medicine Water Rabies Live Source Type: news

Well: Staying Healthy While Traveling the Globe
Drink bottled water, take Pepto-Bismol preventively and avoid hungry lions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Obesity Hygiene and Cleanliness Columns Preventive Medicine Water Rabies Live Source Type: news