Latest Rabies transmission Stories
Culling vampire bat colonies to slow the spread of rabies in Latin America is ineffective, and could even have the opposite effect, says a new study.
The CDC announced today a Maryland man who recently died of rabies contracted the disease when he received an infected transplanted kidney a year and a half ago.
South American vampire bats continue to spread the rabies virus to both livestock and humans despite widespread culling of the flying bloodsuckers.
The Chinese government reported that China is second only to India in the number of people worldwide who are killed by rabies every year, making the disease one of the nation's biggest public health threats.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabies is a virus that occurs in mammals and infects the central nervous system; the disease can cause death in humans if it is not treated.
State health officials say the supply of rabies vaccine for humans is limited nationwide due to a higher demand and a production delay, and they're advising people to take steps to reduce the risks. The Health Department says rabies vaccine for pets is still widely available.
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.
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.
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