Latest rabies Stories

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...

2009-07-09 13:13:48

Rabies often is not confined to the borders of any country and coordinated international efforts are necessary to investigate cases, U.S. officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly Report said countries should coordinate investigations of multinational cases and re-enforce preventative messages domestically and internationally, especially regarding human rabies prevention and animal rabies control along shared borders. Rabies can be fatal fatal disease without...

2009-06-25 10:50:00

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), voted on Wednesday to change the standard number of shots needed for rabies from five to four. Regulators agreed that four shots given over the first 14 days following rabies exposure was just as effective as giving five shots. The ACIP is made up of 15 experts in fields related to immunization. Members have been selected by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services to advise the US Centers for Disease Control and...

2009-06-16 16:13:00

BEIJING, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Chinese state media announced that the dog cull in Hanzhong city, Shaanxi Province has reached a death toll of 36,000. Claiming rabies outbreak, the city has sent out dog-beating squads to kill any animal spotted on the street, stray or owned. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Asia Regional Director, Grace Ge Gabriel, "Mass killing of dogs is ineffective in controlling rabies in the long-term....

Latest rabies Reference Libraries

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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