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2012-01-17 08:00:00

BOSTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One week from today, an estimated 100,000 virtual dogs will "march" across the Internet to deliver a global message: Use collars, not cruelty, in the fight against rabies. The dogs - all of who have been named and virtually "collared" by animal welfare advocates around the world - represent the strong global support for the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA) "Collars Not Cruelty" campaign, which promotes...

2011-12-08 10:34:00

BOSTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress Kristin Bauer has announced her support for the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA) Collars Not Cruelty campaign to protect dogs from cruelty and rabies. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111208/DC19612</font>) Bauer, who plays vampire Pam in the smash-hit series True Blood, announced her support for WSPA's campaign after hearing about the brutal ways in which nearly 20...

2011-09-28 06:00:00

BOSTON, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, more than 55,000 people around the world die from rabies. In response, nearly 20 million dogs are needlessly and cruelly killed in misguided attempts to control the disease. Today, on World Rabies Day, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is calling for "Collars Not Cruelty" and asking governments worldwide to tackle rabies through the only humane and effective solution: mass vaccination of dogs. To view the multimedia...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that Tangshan Yian Biological Engineering Co., Ltd., its wholly owned subsidiary, received the production license for its developed inactivated animal rabies vaccine RabEnd from China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). Tangshan Yian received the production license for its inactivated animal rabies vaccine on September 22, 2011 and...

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...

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...

2011-08-04 16:48:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW-www.ifaw.org) congratulates the caring citizens of China whose fervent concern and outrage pressured Jiangmen city officials to withdraw a dog ban and cancel a planned cull. This action preemptively saved the lives of thousands of innocent animals. Officials issued a notice that they would ban dogs in three districts of Jiangmen and confiscate and kill all dogs in those areas...

2011-06-24 13:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A black and orange kitten found abandoned in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on May 26 has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health confirmed. The department urges anyone who may have been bitten or exposed to saliva, fluids or tissue from the cat to contact the Northcentral District Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 570-327-3400. Residents can also call...


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2011-02-23 17:45:51

The rabies virus is neurotropic virus, transmissible through the saliva of animals, that causes fatal disease in human and animals. Rabies is the type species of the Lyssavirus genus of Rhabdovirdae family. They are enveloped and single stranded RNA genome with negative-sense. All replication takes place in the cytoplasm. The virus has a bullet-like shape. Rabies enters the host cells through the endosomal transport pathway after receptor binding. After entry transcription of the viral...

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