Navigation Links
MEDEX Global Group Cautions: Beware of Rabies When Abroad
Date:2/5/2009

Number of Dog Bite Cases Doubled in 2008

Baltimore, MD (Vocus) February 5, 2009 -- MEDEX Global Group reports a 240% increase in dog bite cases handled by its Emergency Response Center in 2008. This has experts concerned not just about the increase in cases, but also about the possibility that travelers might contract the deadly rabies virus from rabid wild dogs.

"Most travelers know to be wary of close contact with wild animals, such as snakes and monkeys, but many Americans forget that in some foreign countries most dogs are wild and can carry diseases," explains Dr. Ben Koppel. As Medical Director for MEDEX, Koppel urges travelers to err on the side of caution. "Dog bites require prompt medical attention, with immediate, vigorous washing with soap and water of any wounds, followed by cleansing with an antiseptic. This then is followed by a series of five post-exposure rabies shots that need to be administered on a specific timetable. Waiting too long could cost you your life."

Causing more than 50,000 deaths worldwide each year, rabies kills more people than polio, encephalitis, or meningitis - with almost half of the victims being children. Compounding the problem, there is a global shortage of rabies vaccines and the human or equine rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) recommended by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both products are also expensive.

"Unfortunately, the greatest difficulty in preventative or proper post-treatment exists in the countries where the vaccine and immunoglobulin are most needed," according to Dr. Henry Wilde, MEDEX Physician Advisor and world-renowned expert on rabies and infectious diseases. Wilde urges travelers to plan ahead for the pre-exposure vaccinations regimen if they know they will be traveling to a canine rabies endemic region, particularly in Asia, Afr
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Collexis BiomedExperts Hits 80,000 Registered Users Within the First Year!
2. iMedExchange Responses to Financial Crisis
3. MedexSupply Announces the Release of the ADC Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Stethoscope, With Proceeds Being Donated to Breast Cancer Research
4. MEDEX Global Group Acquires ASI Group
5. MEDEX Global Group Hires Industry Veteran Mike Roban as Vice President of Sales
6. MEDEX / Harvard Partnership Now Offers Affordable, New Intelligence to Individual Business & Leisure Travelers
7. MEDEX 360m Rates the State of Global Medical Care for Travelers
8. MEDEX Global Group & Harvard Medical International Join Forces to Create the Most Comprehensive Health Information Resource for International Travelers
9. Video: Pampers Together with Actress Salma Hayek Helps UNICEF Move Closer Toward Goal of Eliminating Deadly Tetanus Through Global One Pack = One Vaccine Campaign
10. U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) Executives to Present at 2009 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference
11. Lumension Expands Global Footprint, Extends Leadership in Endpoint Security and Unveils New Brand Identity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
MEDEX Global Group Cautions: Beware of Rabies When Abroad
(Date:7/2/2015)... VA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat (S.O.S.) ... introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug overdose ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... With summer in full swing, Americans are flocking to Canada’s many lakes to reel in ... in the world, and it’s easy to understand why. From the Pacific Northwest Coast of ... Recreational fishing is a huge industry, and Americans make up the vast majority of anglers ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors ... is on the rise. July is UV Safety Month, and physicians at American Family ... of getting skin checks. Experts say most skin cancers can be found early with ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Six months ahead of his 80th birthday, ... raise awareness and money for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Stevenson began the ... near Washington, D.C. by mid-September. He left Glasgow, Mont. yesterday morning and is making ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... PLAINSBORO, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition met for the late June Web-based ... moves forward with new reimbursement schemes and managing high-risk patients through coordinated care. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:Local Physicians Warn of Holiday Health Hazards 2Health News:Local Physicians Warn of Holiday Health Hazards 3Health News:Local Physicians Warn of Holiday Health Hazards 4Health News:79-Year-old ‘Pacing Parson’ Passes 1,000-Mile Mark in Cross-Country Walk for Pulmonary Hypertension Association 2Health News:79-Year-old ‘Pacing Parson’ Passes 1,000-Mile Mark in Cross-Country Walk for Pulmonary Hypertension Association 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 2Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 4
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Aug. ... now and then can,t hurt, right? Wrong, according to ... exposure can cause irreparable damage to cells essential to breathing. ... exposure to secondhand smoke. The initial damage, while not usually ...
... This release is available in French . ... women, while often unrecognised and underreported, have become the subject ... Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment (Wiley), is the ... female-perpetrated sexual abuse, statistics on the crime, as well as ...
... If you want to know how people become addicted and ... addicted. Thirty-one of 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification ... drugs legitimately prescribed for pain. , Another 24 began ... parent,s medicine cabinet. The remaining 20 patients said they got ...
... project at the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter, which will study ... eggs, gas) as an effective anti-inflammatory agent, has won a research ... H 2 S occurs naturally in the body and, when in ... good health. Last year the research team investigated the ...
... more commonly associated with the smell of ,rotten eggs, and ... present naturally in our bodies and reside in knee joint ... joints that reduces friction between the cartilage of joints during ... in reducing inflammation in joints. The research, carried out ...
... Elsevier Health Sciences and Helinet, India,s premier medical ... that will provide all medical students at Helinet,s ... local medical content through Elsevier,s electronic platforms: ScienceDirect ... provides all undergraduates, graduates, researchers and faculty within ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Finds Even a Little Cigarette Smoke Harms Airway 2Health News:Study Finds Even a Little Cigarette Smoke Harms Airway 3Health News:Female sexual offenders: Unrecognized and underreported 2Health News:Drug addicts get hooked via prescriptions, keep using 'to feel like a better person,' research shows 2Health News:Drug addicts get hooked via prescriptions, keep using 'to feel like a better person,' research shows 3Health News:Grant for 'rotten eggs' anti-inflammatory research 2Health News:'Rotten eggs' gas and inflammation in arthritic joints 2Health News:'Rotten eggs' gas and inflammation in arthritic joints 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015 Agreement ... improving access to HIV treatments   ... manufacturing agreement to enable production in China ... of the dolutegravir active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), and will allow ... product (dolutegravir 50mg, marketed under the name Tivicay®) for ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... webcasting its corporate presentation at the Cantor Fitzgerald Healthcare Conference ... Russell Cox , executive vice president ... company and a business and financial update on Wednesday, July ... A live audio webcast of the presentation ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... CENTENNIAL, Colo. , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today the ... the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Profile™ Implant with Slim Straight ... experience and developed in close collaboration with the ... thinnest cochlear implant platform designed to provide the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 2ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 3ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 4ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 5ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 6Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Present at Cantor Fitzgerald Healthcare Conference on July 8 2Cochlear Combines the World's Thinnest Cochlear Implant Platform with the Industry's Thinnest Full Length Electrode 2Cochlear Combines the World's Thinnest Cochlear Implant Platform with the Industry's Thinnest Full Length Electrode 3
... Meditech Holdings Limited ("Golden Meditech" or the "Group," - ... the Group has accumulated 754,791 ordinary shares in its NYSE-listed ... open market between December 2010 and March 2011. As a ... issued share capital of CCBC. CCBC is the ...
... 23, 2011 PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held ... announced positive results from a Phase I human ... Molecular Delivery™ (Bio-MD™) product candidate, PF329.  Greg Sturmer, ... 2011 BIO Business Forum during the annual BIO ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Golden Meditech to Increase Stake in NYSE-listed Affiliate -- China Cord Blood Corporation to 39.5% 2PharmacoFore, Inc. Announces Positive Results from a Phase I Clinical Study of Its Hydromorphone Bio-Activated Molecular Delivery™ System, and Upcoming Presentation at the 2011 BIO Business Forum During the Annual BIO International Convention in Was 2PharmacoFore, Inc. Announces Positive Results from a Phase I Clinical Study of Its Hydromorphone Bio-Activated Molecular Delivery™ System, and Upcoming Presentation at the 2011 BIO Business Forum During the Annual BIO International Convention in Was 3PharmacoFore, Inc. Announces Positive Results from a Phase I Clinical Study of Its Hydromorphone Bio-Activated Molecular Delivery™ System, and Upcoming Presentation at the 2011 BIO Business Forum During the Annual BIO International Convention in Was 4
... quality control material that, once tonometered, is ... gas, electrolyte, metabolite, and CO-Oximeter instrumentation. It ... of human blood in tonometry. QC 463 ... monitoring analyzer performance at varying points within ...
... is a reagent and probe system used ... high throughput plate based system is a ... a unique approach for RNA detection and ... branched DNA (bDNA) technology. Branched DNA allows ...
... KMI Diagnostics is a CLIA-certified diagnostic ... hormones and a limited number of other ... programs across the United States. We ... research laboratory services and pre-clinical trials services. ...
For the qualitative detection of Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HBsAG) in human serum, plasma and whole blood specimens...
Medicine Products: