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New Rabies Test Could Save Lives, Maybe Even Minus the Shots

Posted 9 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 – A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC-developed test – called LN34 – is highly accurate and produces results more quickly and cost-effectively than current methods, according to the agency. "The LN34 test ...

Health Tip: Help Prevent Animal Bites

Posted 9 Mar 2018 by

-- Wild animals typically avoid human contact, but they may attack if they feel threatened, are sick or are protecting their young. Attacks by pets are more common, but are rarely life-threatening, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. The agency suggests how to help prevent animal bites: Never pet, handle or feed unknown animals. Leave snakes alone. Wear boots and long pants in areas near ...

FDA Approves KedRAB [rabies immune globulin (Human)] for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis of Rabies Infection

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

Fort Lee, NJ/Rehovot, Israel – August 25, 2017 - Kedrion Biopharma and Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: KMDA), two leading human-derived protein therapeutics companies, today announced that KedRAB™ [rabies immune globulin (Human)] has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for passive, transient post-exposure prophylaxis of rabies infection, when given immediately after contact wit ...

Health Tip: Avoiding Animal Bites

Posted 11 Aug 2017 by

-- Wild animals seldom bite people unless they are threatened or sick, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Most animal bites are caused by a pet – yours or someone else's. To help prevent animal bites, the CDC suggests: Never pet or feed an animal that you don't know. If your child is near an animal, watch the child closely. Spay your dog, which should make the dog less ...

A Monkey's 'Smile' May Not Be Sweet

Posted 12 Jun 2017 by

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 – If you mistake a wild monkey's aggressive facial expressions for smiles and kisses, you could end up getting bitten, researchers warn. "There is a growing interest in wildlife tourism, and in particular primate tourism. People travel to encounter wild animals, many of them attempting to closely interact with monkeys, even though this is often prohibited," said Laetitia ...

Health Highlights: April 10, 2017

Posted 10 Apr 2017 by

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Dead Bat Found in Fresh Express Packaged Salad The presence of a dead bat in packaged salad bought from a grocery store in Florida is being investigated by state health officials and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two people said they ate some of the salad before ...

Health Tip: Help Prevent Rabies

Posted 14 Oct 2015 by

-- Rabies is a dangerous disease that can be transmitted to animals and people alike via the bite of an infected animal. To help prevent spreading the disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Schedule regular visits with a veterinarian to make sure your pet is up to date on the rabies vaccine. Make sure pets are always under your control. If possible, keep dogs, ...

Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

Posted 25 May 2015 by

MONDAY, May 25, 2015 – Dog bites are a serious public health issue, but many are preventable, experts say. About 4.7 million Americans – more than half of them children – suffer dog bites each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Even the friendliest dog may bite when startled or surprised. Be cautious; once a child is scarred they are scarred for life," ...

Dog-Transmitted Rabies Kills 160 People a Day Worldwide: Study

Posted 16 Apr 2015 by

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 – Rabies transmitted by dogs kills 160 people a day worldwide and about 59,000 a year, a new study finds. While rabies is nearly always fatal, it is also nearly 100 percent preventable, researchers noted. They said the best, most cost-effective way of preventing canine rabies in people is by vaccinating dogs. Protection also can be improved by increasing access to rabies ...

Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study

Posted 26 Sep 2014 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 – Mass rabies vaccination programs for dogs in developing nations could eliminate human cases of the deadly disease, a new study suggests. Rabies is rare in developed nations due to widespread vaccination of dogs. However, the disease kills about 69,000 people worldwide each year, or 189 a day. Forty percent of rabies victims are children, mostly in Africa and Asia, ...

More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study

Posted 19 Sep 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 – The number of parents who opted out of school-required vaccines for their children because of non-medical reasons, such as religious or philosophical beliefs, increased between 2005 and 2011, according to U.S. researchers. During this period, the rates of non-medical exemptions were higher in the states with easy opt-out policies, such as California and Maryland, and in ...

Health Tip: Preventing Rabies

Posted 7 Sep 2012 by

-- Rabies is a preventable viral disease most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention each year occur in wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. Domestic animals such as cats and dogs account for fewer than 10 percent of reported cases. The CDC offers these suggestions to ...

Untreated Rabies May Not Be Lethal for All, Study Says

Posted 1 Aug 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1 – Bucking the notion that untreated rabies always proves lethal to humans, scientists studying the virus in isolated pockets of the world have found evidence that either natural resistance or an immune response may stave off certain death for some. Traveling to the Peruvian Amazon, where outbreaks of rabies infections are spurred by highly common vampire bats, researchers from ...

Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 16 – Public health experts often focus immunization awareness efforts toward protecting children, and with good reason: Facing a potentially bewildering schedule of vaccinations for their young ones, parents usually need all the help they can get. But vaccinations aren't just kid stuff. Medical science is creating an increasing number of immunizations targeted at adults, to help ...

Rabid Stray Dog Spurs Shots for Shelter Workers: Report

Posted 7 Jan 2011 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 6 – A newly published case history highlights the importance of rabies vaccinations for pets and animal shelter workers. The report details a situation involving a stray dog found in rural Minnesota and taken to a North Dakota animal shelter in March 2010. When it was later learned that the dog had rabies, public health officials began an investigation using animal shelter records ...

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