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

Pattern of animal bites and post exposure prophylaxis in rabies: a five year study in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka - Kularatne SA, Ralapanawa DM, Weerakoon K, Bokalamulla UK, Abagaspitiya N.
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a global problem which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories including Sri Lanka, where human deaths from rabies are in decline whilst resources incurred for prevention of rabies are in sharp incline over the years. In thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vaccine study shapes plan to wipe out rabies in free-roaming dogs
Rabies could be eradicated from street dogs in India with the help of a new smartphone app, a study has shown. Researchers are using the app to track free-roaming dogs that have been vaccinated against rabies. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kamada's rabies drug succeeds in trial
(Reuters) - Israeli drugmaker Kamada Ltd said its rabies therapy was found as effective as a reference drug in a large trial and it would file for a U.S. approval for the therapy by mid-2016. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rabies in a Dog Imported from Egypt with a Falsified Rabies Vaccination Certificate — Virginia, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 18, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Africa: 'We Can Consign Rabies to the History Books' With New Plan to Eliminate Virus - UN Health Agency
[UN News] Against the backdrop of one person dying every 10 minutes from rabies and that treatment for those bitten can cost 40 days of wages in some countries, the United Nations announced today a new framework to eliminate human rabies and save tens of thousands of lives each year by ensuring ready availability of vaccines and treatment, and emphasizing mass dog vaccinations to tackle the disease at its source. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘We can consign rabies to the history books’ with new plan to eliminate virus – UN health agency
Against the backdrop of one person dying every 10 minutes from rabies and that treatment for those bitten can cost 40 days of wages in some countries, the United Nations announced today a new framework to eliminate human rabies and save tens of thousands of lives each year by ensuring ready availability of vaccines and treatment, and emphasizing mass dog vaccinations to tackle the disease at its source. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Global Framework to Eliminate Rabies
A new framework to eliminate human rabies and save tens of thousands of lives each year has been launched by WHO, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Alliance for the Control of Rabies (GARC). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

WHO Director-General addresses conference on dog-mediated rabies
Honourable ministers, colleagues at OIE and FAO, members of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, experts in the veterinary and public health sciences, ladies and gentlemen, Rabies belongs in the history books. This event will help put it there. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - December 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: epidemiology [subject], surveillance, rabies [subject], rabies [subject], vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

New global framework to eliminate rabies
A new framework to eliminate human rabies and save tens of thousands of lives each year has been launched today by WHO, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Alliance for the Control of Rabies (GARC). The framework calls for 3 key actions - making human vaccines and antibodies affordable, ensuring people who get bitten receive prompt treatment, and mass dog vaccinations to tackle the disease at its source. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: immunization [subject], vaccination, rabies [subject], vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Wyoming marks first known rabies fatality with death of woman, 77
(Reuters) - Wyoming has recorded the state's first known fatality from rabies with the death of an elderly woman from Lander who contracted the viral disease in August after being bitten by an infected bat, state health officials said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Wyoming woman dies of rabies after being bitten by bat
Officials are tracking down people who've had contact with woman who was believed to be state's first confirmed human rabies case (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman in Wyoming diagnosed with rabies
Rare case of human infection is first ever recorded in the state (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news