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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...

2011-08-19 10:33:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual oral rabies vaccination program, which helps control the spread of rabies in wild animals, is underway in eight western Pennsylvania counties. The program covers all or parts of Allegheny, Beaver, Crawford, Erie, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer and Washington counties. "Controlling the spread of rabies in wild animals is essential to ensuring human and domestic animal health," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "The oral...

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2011-08-12 11:15:00

A migrant farm worker from Mexico became the first person in the United States to ever die from a vampire bat bite, according to US health authorities. The unidentified 19-year-old was bitten July 15, 2010 while sleeping in his family's home in Michoacán, Mexico, AFP is reporting. He failed to seek out medical treatment for the bat bite and instead crossed the border into the United States en route to work in a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana. After one day working in the fields, he...

2011-06-03 13:34:00

Residents urged to avoid waterfront along Pennypack Creek until further notice HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Walter Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian, today announced test results for a beaver that attacked three individuals in northeast Philadelphia show that the animal was infected with the rabies virus. Test results were provided to the Game Commission today, at 2:10 p.m., by the Department of Health's Bureau of Laboratories in...

2010-09-28 11:10:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the many threats to human health, rabies is not often considered a serious concern in the U.S. because of its relative rarity. Yet the rabies virus is virtually always fatal if preventive treatment is not administered before the onset of symptoms. To educate healthcare providers and the community at large about the imperative need for proper rabies post-exposure treatments, Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc. is sponsoring a range of...

2010-09-22 10:37:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rabies kills. And the deaths are preventable. As World Rabies Day approaches on September 28, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is reminding everyone - especially animal owners - about the importance of vaccinating their animals for rabies and avoiding exposure to the usually-fatal viral disease. Rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "has the highest case fatality ratio of any...

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2010-08-16 10:50:00

Four children died and hundreds of people are being treated for rabies after being attacked by vampire bats in Peru, according to various media reports published late last week. The attacks were confirmed by Health Ministry official Jose Bustamente. "At this moment, we're facing an outbreak of wild rabies, produced by the bite of infected bats, in the Urakusa community, especially among the Awajun peoples," Bustamante told RTV on Saturday. "We have identified 508 people bitten who have begun...

2010-06-15 12:37:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Talecris Biotherapeutics announced today that it has agreed to a co-promotion arrangement with Novartis Vaccines to jointly market and sell their respective post-exposure rabies products. Talecris provides HyperRAB® S/D (Rabies Immune Globulin [Human]), an essential component of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis for previously unvaccinated individuals, that is administered in combination with rabies...


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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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