Rabies warning issued in France after cat dies from disease
PARIS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Authorities in France issued a rabies warning after a cat died from the disease this week near Paris. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabies kitten prompts French warning
French authorities warn of a rabies threat after a cat dies of the disease previously thought to have been eliminated from the country. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New dog quarantine rules 'increase rabies risk'
The risk of Brits contracting rabies has increased with a change in rules for dogs entering the country, say experts.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Vets warn of UK rabies threat
Vets are warning that the rabies threat to the UK has increased following changes to quarantine rules. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabies Kills 24,000 a Year in Africa; Vaccine CostlyRabies Kills 24,000 a Year in Africa; Vaccine Costly
Rabies kills 24,000 people a year in Africa, most of them children, because many on the world's poorest continent cannot afford the cost of the vaccine, experts said on Thursday. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World Briefing | Africa: Rabies Deaths Linked to Cost of Vaccine
Rabies kills 24,000 people a year in Africa because many people with the disease cannot afford the cost of the vaccine, experts of the disease said Thursday.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REUTERS Tags: Deaths (Fatalities) Rabies Vaccination and Immunization Africa Source Type: news

Rabies kills 24,000 a year in Africa because vaccine costly: experts
DAKAR (Reuters) - Rabies kills 24,000 people a year in Africa, most of them children, because many on the world's poorest continent cannot afford the cost of the vaccine, experts said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Anti-Rabies Campaign Launched Following Outbreak
[SW Radio]Health officials have announced a campaign to vaccinate all cats and dogs against rabies in an attempt to combat the deadly disease following an outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DRC: Family infected after child bite in rabies horror
PRESS RELEASE: At least ten people have died of rabies following an outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Dying infant with rabies infects his father and brother - by BITING them
The baby in the Democratic Republic of the Congo died during an outbreak of rabies (pictured) that affected 154 people in the country's South Kivu region. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: '10, 000 Nigerians Die Annually From Rabies'
[Daily Trust]Jos -About 10,000 Nigerians die annually from rabies, a lecturer with the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) Vom Dr Chika Nwosu has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies in the Americas by 2015 is within reach, experts say
Most countries in the Western Hemisphere have succeeded in eliminating human rabies transmitted by dogs, and experts say the remaining countries can reach that goal by 2015 if they dedicate the necessary resources. On World Rabies Day (28 Sept.), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on its Member States to keep up their efforts to eliminate the disease... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

UN stresses dog vaccinations, public awareness as key to eliminating rabies
The United Nations and a partner agency have called for the elimination of rabies and stressed mass dog vaccinations and public awareness as the key to breaking the cycle of transmission of a disease that claims an estimated 60,000 people every year, many of them children. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Take Steps to Prevent Rabies
Although rabies has been recognized for thousands of years, it is a disease that continues to plague mankind. Around the world, 55,000 people--mostly young children--die from this viral infection each year. In Wisconsin, there have been three cases of human rabies reported since 2000, with the most recent case in 2010. As World Rabies Day approaches, state health officials are reminding people to take steps to minimize potential exposure to the infection. (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 27, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Rabies Burden "Unknown"
[Daily Trust]Nigeria's prevalence of rabies, a highly fatal viral disease spread to humans from the bites of rabid animals, remains unknown because of poor surveillance, health authorities have admitted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spanish bat study shines new light on spread of coronavirus
This article appeared in Guardian Weekly, which incorporates material from Le MondeMedical researchAnimal behaviourWildlifeMicrobiologyAnimalsInfectious diseasesHealthPaul Benkimountheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Paul Benkimoun Tags: World news Infectious diseases Health Medical research Microbiology Animals Editorial Animal behaviour Guardian Weekly Environment Science Wildlife Source Type: news

Human RabiesHuman Rabies
This new report details a recent case of rabies in South Carolina. How did the patient present with the disease? Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

DRC: MSF begins extraordinary rabies intervention
PRESS RELEASE: In an extraordinary move, MSF has started a rabies intervention in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo after an alarming number of people were bitten by rabid dogs. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Doctors Without Borders starts emergency rabies intervention in Democratic Republic of Congo
The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started a rabies intervention in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo after an alarming number of people were bitten by rabid dogs. With ten deaths already reported, the emergency intervention aims to prevent any further fatalities from this neglected disease... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

MSF Starts Emergency Rabies Intervention in DRC
SOUTH KIVU, DRC/NEW YORK, AUGUST 24, 2013—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started a rabies intervention in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after an alarming number of people were bitten by rabid dogs. With ten deaths already reported, the emergency intervention aims to prevent any further fatalities from this neglected disease. The targeted response in the affected Lemera health zone in the province of South Kivu involves a team vaccinating people who have been bitten or scratched by a suspected rabid dog...
Source: MSF News - August 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Democratic Republic of Congo - MSF Starts Emergency Rabies Intervention
[MSF]In an extraordinary move, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started a rabies intervention in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after an alarming number of people were bitten by rabid dogs. With ten deaths reported already, the emergency intervention aims to prevent any further fatalities from this neglected disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Human Rabies — South Carolina, 2011
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup from Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include breast cancer death racial disparity, kids' care in retail clinics, rabies from solid organ transplant, and maternal smoking and child conduct. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 27, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Details Emerge on Rabies Transplant Death
Title: Details Emerge on Rabies Transplant DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/23/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - July 24, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deadly Rabies Traced to Kidney Transplant (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A third instance of rabies transmission following organ transplantation has occurred, with a patient dying 18 months after receiving a kidney from a deceased donor who was not known to be infected with the rabies virus, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 23, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Organ donor with rabies had 2 raccoon bites
Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to 4 patients, including a kidney recipient who died of rabies, had untreated raccoon bites before he became sick (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report documents organ transplantation as source of fatal rabies virus case
An investigation into the source of a fatal case of raccoon rabies virus exposure indicates the individual received the virus via a kidney transplant 18 months earlier, findings suggesting that rabies transmitted by this route may have a long incubation period, and that although solid organ transplant transmission of infectious encephalitis is rare, further education to increase awareness is needed, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA. The rabies virus causes a fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and can be transmitted through tissue or organ transplantation... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

Details Emerge on Rabies Transplant Death
Organ donor had trapped raccoons, was bitten at least twice, investigation reveals Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Organ Transplantation, Rabies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man v raccoon: there can only be one winner
Raccoons, a native North American species, seem to be taking over large parts of Europe, but the fightback begins nowMan's ongoing war with wildlife is nothing new, but that the battle is increasingly being fought against a mammal normally associated with forests. A clip of a glowing-eyed raccoon sailing through the air has already been viewed more than 5.2m times on YouTube, and GIF-ed into oblivion elsewhere on the web. The man doing the throwing is the founder of online news site Digg, Kevin Rose, pushed into action after the animal attacked his dog, Toaster, in California. In this case it was one man (and his dog) agai...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Bim Adewunmi Tags: The Guardian Blogposts Spain Germany World news Europe Animal welfare Features Animals Animal behaviour Source Type: news

Report documents organ transplantation as source of fatal rabies virus case
(The JAMA Network Journals) An investigation into the source of a fatal case of raccoon rabies virus exposure indicates the individual received the virus via a kidney transplant 18 months earlier, findings suggesting that rabies transmitted by this route may have a long incubation period, and that although solid organ transplant transmission of infectious encephalitis is rare, further education to increase awareness is needed, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Travel: Rabies in Spain
UK travellers are being urged to avoid domestic and wild animals in Spain after an outbreak of rabies earlier this month Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - June 21, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Travel health Lifestyle Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Mission Rabies comes to Bristol
Luke Gamble, a University of Bristol alumni and founder of Worldwide Veterinary Services, visited Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences last Thursday to promote the Mission Rabies project. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 18, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: news_text Tags: Other news Source Type: news

Keep Pet Vaccinations Updated Advises Stoney Creek Veterinarian
STONEY CREEK, Ontario, June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beattie Pet Hospital in Stoney Creek, Ontario is reminding pet owners about the importance of keeping pet vaccinations updated. According to the hospital's Stoney Creek veterinarian, a growing number of pet owners are failing to keep their pets up-to-date on vaccinations. Most vaccines require booster shots every one to three years in order to remain effective. Without booster shots, the vaccination's protection can lapse, leaving pets at risk for contracting serious illnesses including rabies, bordetella, distemper and parvo. Pet owners are advised to check with the...
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Foam at the Mouth
Why would you want to foam at the mouth? Maybe you're pretending to have rabies or need it for a costume or just think foaming at the mouth would be ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - June 2, 2013 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Hidden Dangers Dog Dog Parks
Many viruses and parasites that affect both dogs and humans, such as rabies and leptospirosis -- a bacteria-borne illness than can result in liver or kidney failure -- may be lurking at dog parks, according to a veterinarian. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 25, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

J&J plans filing on more than 10 new drugs by 2017
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it plans to submit more than 10 new products for regulatory approval by 2017, including drugs to treat hepatitis C, immune diseases and schizophrenia, and vaccines for flu, rabies and polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dog bite histories and response to incidents in canine rabies-enzootic : KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Hergert M, Nel LH.
The objective of this paper is to report evaluated observations from survey records captured through a cross-sectional observational study regarding canine populations and dog owners in rabies enzootic KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. Our aim was to e... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Hilary Koprowski, Developed Live-Virus Polio Vaccine, Dies at 96
A pioneering researcher who also helped develop a vaccine for rabies, Dr. Koprowski never won much recognition for his polio breakthrough, since it was not widely used in the United States.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARGALIT FOX Tags: Viruses Poliomyelitis Deaths (Obituaries) Koprowski, Hilary Rabies Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Human Contacts with Oral Rabies Vaccine Baits Distributed for Wildlife Rabies Management — Ohio, 2012
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 12, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Potential Treatments For Ebola And Other Deadly Viruses
Illnesses caused by many of the world's most deadly viruses cannot be effectively treated with existing drugs or vaccines. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Chemistry & Biology has revealed several compounds that can inhibit multiple viruses, such as highly lethal Ebola virus, as well as pathogens responsible for rabies, mumps, and measles, opening up new therapeutic avenues for combating highly pathogenic viruses... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tropical Diseases Source Type: news

New Treatment Option for Ebola
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Many viruses that cause human diseases are non-segmented, negative-strand (NNS) RNA viruses. Some illnesses caused by deadly viruses cannot be treated effectively with existing drugs or vaccines. However, new research reveals several compounds that could inhibit multiple viruses, such as the Ebola virus, along with pathogens responsible for rabies, measles, and mumps, which will open up new therapeutic avenues for combating the pathogenic viruses. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - March 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Confirms Rabies Death in Organ Transplant Recipient
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Pages: Organ Transplantation, Rabies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

N.C. woman identifies rabies-infected kidney donor
Alecia Mercer says she was told in 2011 that William Edward Small died from stomach virus complications; probe follows Maryland man's death last month (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man dies of rabies from kidney transplant
A Maryland man recently died of rabies that he contracted from a tainted organ he received in a transplant operation more than a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rabies-tainted kidney from Florida airman kills organ-transplant recipient
The donor of a kidney that transmitted a fatal case of rabies to a Maryland man was a 20-year-old airman in Pensacola, training to be an aviation mechanic. When he fell ill two summers ago, physicians thought he had food poisoning from eating fish from... (Source: OrlandoSentinel: Medical Research)
Source: OrlandoSentinel: Medical Research - March 16, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rabies case prompts officials to seek contacts of patients involved
Rare rabies death prompts officials to try to identify people who may have had close contact with dead organ donor, organ recipients (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Man died of rabies from transplant
A Maryland man recently died of rabies that he contracted from a tainted kidney he received in a transplant operation a year and a half ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Health care teams are now giving anti-rabies shot... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Rabies death via organ transplant
ATLANTA, March 15 (UPI) -- A Maryland patient who recently died of rabies contracted the infection via an organ transplant more than a year ago, health officials said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donor in rabies cases had symptoms, wasn't tested
Donor who died of rabies had symptoms of the disease but wasn't tested before his organs were transplanted to 4 patients, one of whom later died (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news