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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...

2010-09-21 09:01:00

WSPA-funded vaccination program provides a successful alternative to inhumane mass culling of stray dogs DENPASAR, Bali, Sept 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across the world, hundreds of thousands of stray dogs are killed by government-led inhumane mass cullings, during which animals are poisoned, electrocuted, clubbed or shot in attempts to curb the spread of rabies. However, in the lead up to World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, Bali's government has committed to a more humane and successful...

2010-09-14 23:20:26

With the potential to save tens of thousands of lives each year, a new cost-effective rabies therapy developed by MassBiologics at the University of Massachusetts and the Serum Institute of India took an important step forward with positive results from a Phase 1 study. The recently completed study showed that a new monoclonal antibody (RAB-1) resulted in protective antibody levels in the serum of treated subjects equal to the current standard of treatment, which is often not available in the...

2010-09-07 09:15:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal health experts warn that fatal cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile are being reported in numerous states, even in areas where activity has been low for several years. This follows a rise in the early warning signs of mosquito-borne diseases that include Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile and Western Equine Encephalitis. This doesn't bode well for either horses or humans. (Logo:...

2010-09-02 11:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual oral rabies vaccination program is underway in 12 western Pennsylvania counties, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. The program, which helps control rabies in wild animals, covers all or parts of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties. "Vaccinating wild animals against rabies is essential to ensuring human and domestic...

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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...

2010-08-09 09:17:00

RHINELANDER, Wis., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 50% of dogs and a mere 40% of cats are vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases like distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis and feline leukemia. These diseases damage or take the lives of countless pets each year. In an effort to help protect these unvaccinated pets and educate pet owners on the necessity of vaccinations, Drs. Foster and Smith pet supplies has significantly lowered prices on all of its vaccine products and is offering a...

2010-08-06 17:36:14

Researcher finds that cross-species transmission may have less to do with virus mutation and contact rates and more to do with host similarity HIV-AIDS. SARS. Ebola. Bird Flu. Swine Flu. Rabies. These are emerging infectious diseases where the viruses have jumped from one animal species into another and now infect humans. This is a phenomenon known as cross-species transmission (CST) and scientists are working to determine what drives it. Gary McCracken, a professor at the University of...

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2010-08-06 08:28:54

Samples from 23 species of North American bats lead to new look at cross-species disease transmission Most infectious diseases infect multiple host species, but to date, efforts to quantify the frequency and outcome of cross-species transmission (CST) of these diseases have been severely limited. This lack of information represents a major gap in knowledge of how diseases emerge, and from which species they will emerge. A paper published this week in the journal Science by a team of...


Latest rabies Reference Libraries

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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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