Latest rabies Stories
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.
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.
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.
Caution continues to be urged if encountering wildlife HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As monitoring efforts continue, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that no further suspected rabies cases involving wildlife have been found along Pennypack Creek in northeastern Philadelphia.
Residents urged to avoid waterfront along Pennypack Creek until further notice HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr.
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what wildlife officials are calling a "truly bizarre situation," Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Jerry Czech today announced that a beaver suspected of having attacked three individuals over the past two days, June 1 and 2, in the Pennypack Creek area between Bustleton Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard in northeast Philadelphia, was captured and killed.
DULUTH, Ga., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting horse owners and veterinarians in their efforts to keep their horses healthy, today Merial launched its "Outbreak Alert" program, which will be used to notify horse owners about reports of equine disease throughout the country, as well as build a greater awareness of those diseases and the importance of prevention. Disease poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of horses.
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether hiking in the woods, driving through the countryside or simply enjoying nature in your backyard, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials encourage outdoor enthusiasts to leave wildlife alone, and in the wild, especially young of the year. "Being outdoors in the spring is an enjoyable way to spend time and learn more about nature," said Calvin W.
Authorities see a nearly 50 percent decrease in both human and animal rabies cases after vaccinating 210,000 dogs during the past year BOSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), along with the Bali Provincial Authorities and WSPA partner the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA), is celebrating an important milestone in Bali's historic campaign to eradicate rabies.
With the arrival of spring, there is an increase in wildlife activity and the potential for human-animal conflicts. Wildlife injuries and diseases transmitted to diseases are inevitably serious and almost always avoidable. Children must understand that wildlife is unpredictable and dangerous.
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...