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2008-08-05 00:00:32

The Allegheny County Health Department is looking for people who may have come in contact with a rabid stray cat. The department said today that a long-haired black cat with white chest hair found near Gardenville Road in Bethel Park last week has tested positive for rabies. It bit at least one person and has since been euthanized. "We're encouraging anyone else who may have been bitten or scratched by this stray cat to come forward, so they can be evaluated and treated without delay," Dr....

2008-08-04 09:01:05

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB), (the "Company") said that it has signed a Materials Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (MCRADA) with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia for rabies treatment study. The study, to be performed in collaboration with the CDC Rabies Program, is scheduled to begin soon. "This study will expand on two successful animal studies of RabiCide(TM)-I performed previously by the government of Vietnam,"...

2008-07-29 03:00:00

By David Anderson, The Free Press, Kinston, N.C. Jul. 29--A raccoon killed by two local dogs last week has tested positive for rabies, county officials reported Monday. It is the first confirmed cased of rabies in Lenoir County this year, Health Director Joey Huff said. There were no confirmed cases in 2007. "Any time we get a rabies case, we always let the public know because it's out there and people just need to be aware of it," Dr. Ray Randall of Kinston's Riverbank Animal Hospital...

2008-07-26 15:00:43

By Colleen Lamay, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 26--Health officials are warning the public to stay away from bats and to make sure their pets are current on vaccinations after two rabid bats were found in Ada County. Two rabid bats also were recently reported in Kootenai County. No information was available on the circumstances surrounding the four cases, but rabid bats are not unusual in Idaho. Last year, 12 rabid bats were reported statewide. Rabies causes a fatal viral...

2006-11-02 18:00:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Walter Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian, today announced the state Department of Health's laboratory in Lionville, Chester County, has confirmed that a fisher recovered near St. Michaels, Cambria County, was rabid. This particular fisher had become a part of the Game Commission's ongoing research project seeking to learn more about this member of the weasel family. "This is the first recorded case of rabies in this...

2006-06-08 07:20:00

BEIJING -- China's booming southern province of Guangdong has reported more than 300 deaths from rabies last year, the highest number in a decade, as its increasingly affluent population buys more dogs, state media said on Thursday. Rabies killed 306 people in the province last year, up 24.9 percent from 2004, the China Daily said. "As living standards keep increasing, more people feed dogs, and this increased contact means more chance of infection," Professor Guo Xiaofeng of the South China...

2006-04-06 14:33:02

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After someone is exposed to rabies, they have to be treated quickly with anti-rabies serum, or immune globulin - a scarce commodity. Now, researchers may have come up with an alternative. Anti-rabies immune globulin is derived from the blood of horses or people who have been infected with the rabies virus, producing antibodies that can be used to neutralize rabies in newly infected people. The new study, involving experiments in hamsters, shows that a...

2005-06-13 16:18:31

CHICAGO "“ A new report describes details of the clinical, radiological and pathological findings of four patients who received organs or tissue from a single donor, contracted rabies from the transplant and subsequently died, according to a study in the June issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Previous articles have already described summaries of these cases, which occurred in May 2004. Rabies has been described as an unpredictable disease whose only...


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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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