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2009-11-02 09:26:00

KENILWORTH, N.J., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced it has initiated sponsorship of two projects in India to reduce the incidence of human and animal rabies through improved educational awareness and mass vaccination of dogs. The company will donate $200,000 and rabies vaccine from Intervet/Schering-Plough as well as share expertise with partners to support successful implementation of the projects in ten villages surrounding Bangalore...

2009-10-05 11:00:31

The University of Massachusetts Medical School says it's taking part in testing a human monoclonal antibody developed to neutralize the rabies virus. The clinical trial being conducted in Mumbai, India, is sponsored by the Serum Institute of India, which is working with the university's Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories that is manufacturing the new antibody. India is an appropriate location to do this study because of the serious problem of rabies that exists in the country, said Dr. Donna...

2009-10-01 09:45:57

Clinical trial launched in India to improve treatment for people bitten by rabid animals MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School today announced the beginning of a Phase 1 clinical trial, testing the safety and activity of a human monoclonal antibody (MAB) developed to neutralize the rabies virus. The clinical trial is being conducted at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India, and is sponsored by the Serum Institute of India, which is working in a...

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2009-09-28 12:05:55

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, AFP reported. A statement released by the health ministry said China is one of the countries most severely affected by rabies, and in recent years the number of annual reported deaths from rabies has averaged around 2,400. "It is only inferior in number to India, and gives us the world's...

2009-09-22 14:50:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Rabies Day efforts, Dr. Michael Cates, DVM, raised awareness about the One Health Commission at the 2009 Merial Rabies Symposium. Held on Kansas State University's campus, Dr. Cates, director of the university's Master of Public Health Program, and One Health Commission's secretary-treasurer, shared how zoonotic diseases, like rabies, are very much a "one health" concern. "At least 60 percent of known pathogens, such as...

2009-09-19 10:25:36

The current standard post-exposure regimen is not feasible in the developing world, where rabies is endemic A person, usually a child, dies of rabies every 20 minutes. However, only one inoculation may be all it takes for rabies vaccination, according to new research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by researchers at the Jefferson Vaccine Center. A replication-deficient rabies virus vaccine that lacks a key gene called the matrix (M) gene induced a rapid and efficient...

2009-09-16 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's tragic that a disease as preventable as rabies continues to do so much damage around the world. Perhaps the oldest recognized infectious disease, and quite possibly the first known disease transmissible from animals to people, rabies in humans can be eliminated but still kills more than 55,000 people each year worldwide. That's why veterinarians and public health officials are once again looking to World Rabies Day to help educate...

2009-07-22 10:38:00

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a dog or cat bites, an infection can follow. "Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and hands or when people wait more than eight hours before seeking medical attention," said Dr. Kate Stenske, a clinical assistant professor at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. "If you are bitten, first wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water, and then call your physician right away." Stenske...

2009-07-22 11:50:34

Six rabid raccoons have been identified in New York City this year, the city health department said. Four of the raccoons were found in the Bronx, one in Manhattan near Inwood Hill Park, and one in Queens in Long Island City. Raccoons are the most commonly reported rabid animals in New York City, but city health officials warn that skunks, bats, stray dogs and cats and other wild animals can also carry rabies. Rabid raccoons are a relatively common occurrence in Staten Island and the Bronx,...

2009-07-17 07:00:00

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. Nearly 90 percent of cases occur in wild animals (raccoons, bats, foxes etc.); less than 10% of cases occur in domestic animals like dogs or cats. Humans usually become infected when they are bitten by an infected animal. Early symptoms of rabies are fever, headache and general malaise. Since these are...


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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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