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Population Control Vampire Bats Makes Rabies Worse
2013-12-03 09:56:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Culling vampire bat colonies to slow the spread of rabies in Latin America is ineffective, and could even have the opposite effect, according to research currently appearing in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vampire bats are known to transmit rabies throughout Latin America and are said to be responsible for thousands of livestock deaths and even a handful of human fatalities...

2013-09-19 23:29:10

This report says at present, the first problem of China rabies control and prevention is the difficulty in dog management and vaccination implementation in the countryside. There are tens of millions of dogs in the countryside, but the rabies vaccination rate of dogs is less than 10%. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 In recent years, with increasing number of pets and the lack of strict pet management, the incidence trend of rabies in China is not optimistic. According to the survey...

2013-05-17 16:22:07

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leaves are green, the flowers are in bloom and, once again, it's that time of year when a new generation of wildlife is making its arrival. And it's almost a certainty that Pennsylvanians will encounter young wildlife, whether it be in their backyards or high on a mountain. "Being outdoors in the spring is an enjoyable way to spend time and learn more about nature," said Calvin W. DuBrock, who directs the Pennsylvania Game...

2012-09-28 10:23:06

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grifols, a global healthcare company that produces medicines derived from human plasma, announced today it has a robust inventory of HyperRAB® S/D (rabies immune globulin [human]) to overcome U.S. supply constraints caused by an increase in rabies exposures during 2012. HyperRAB® S/D provides immediate immune protection to patients who are exposed to rabies but have not yet been vaccinated against the deadly virus. (Logo:...

2012-09-27 10:26:07

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year more than 70,000 people die from rabies around the globe, with the majority of these deaths occurring in children under the age of 15. In an effort to eliminate rabies, the American Veterinary Medical Association and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) have teamed up to produce an educational video titled, "Rabies: Simple Steps Save Lives" (http://youtu.be/VyPi28YRHlU). The educational video, available in...

2012-09-27 06:28:02

TREVOSE, Pa., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of World Rabies Day, Sept. 28, International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company, offers advice to leisure and business travelers on the importance of vaccination and treatment for Rabies. Rabies is found on all continents except Antarctica and, if left untreated, is fatal. It is a viral disease contracted when a person is bitten or scratched by an infected (rabid) animal - most frequently a dog. One to...

2012-07-20 10:21:54

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- July is rabies awareness month. Rabies is a deadly disease that affects the nervous system. Transmitted to humans from rabid animals, it's contracted by coming in contact with the saliva or nervous tissue of an infected animal. What most people don't realize is that rabies is nearly always fatal unless immediate medical care is sought. If left untreated, the disease travels from the contact site through the nerves to the brain,...

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2012-06-13 10:17:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com South American vampire bats continue to spread the rabies virus to both livestock and humans despite widespread culling of the flying bloodsuckers. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B by a team of North and South American researchers, the vampire bat population control efforts not only do not mitigate the spread of the virus–they may actually drive up the ratio of bats carrying it. The researchers, led by...

2011-09-26 15:47:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 26, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the fifth annual World Rabies Day, on September 28, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is reminding everyone that rabies in pets is 100 percent preventable through vaccinations. "Every year, more than 55,000 people around the globe die from rabies, and half of these people are children under the age of 15," says Chad Clancy, a committee member on the Merial Rabies Symposium, in an AVMA educational video on...

2011-09-20 10:08:00

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Alliance for Rabies Control has designated September 28 as World Rabies Day. The mission of World Rabies Day is to bring about awareness of the sources of rabies in humans and animals and to provide information on how to prevent exposure. Rabies is a viral disease in mammals which animals and people can get through exposure to saliva or nervous tissue of a rabid animal. It spreads from the exposure site through the...


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Common Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus
2012-05-01 13:57:30

The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is endemic, or native, to the Americas. It is actually a leaf nosed bat, although it is one of only three parasitic mammals. It can be found in South America, Central America, and in parts of Mexico. In southern Brazil, it is the most common type of bat. The common vampire bat has a southern range including Chile, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. Preferring humid, warm climates, this vampire bat only resides on Trinidad in the West Indies. This bat...

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