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Taking a Bite Out of Rabies: Merial Provides Rabies Awareness and Prevention Training to Noah's Wish Pet Disaster Relief Organization

1,000 Volunteers Trained Across the US and Canada DULUTH, Ga., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to the welfare of animals and raising public awareness about rabies, Merial Pet Vaccines has partnered with Noah's Wish, an international, nonprofit pet disaster relief organizati...

MEDEX Global Group Cautions: Beware of Rabies When Abroad

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 ab...

UGA vet school receives $1.18 million NIH grant for rabies vaccine investigations

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine a $1.18 million grant to develop rabies virus vaccines. This award is the continuation of a previous four-year $837,000 grant issued ...

Jefferson immunology researchers halt lethal rabies infection in brain

(PHILADELPHIA) While rabies, an ancient scourge that still kills 70,000 every year in developing countries worldwide can be combated with a series of vaccines today, it nearly is always fatal when it reaches the brain. But now, immunology researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson ha...

Dead Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies

STURBRIDGE, Mass., April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials at Old Sturbridge Village report that a dead skunk was found in a cow pen on Thursday. In accordance with procedures, the OSV farm staff notified local animal control and board of health officials. The remains were sent to t...

Sanofi Pasteur Enters Agreement With Crucell for Next-Generation Biologicals Against Rabies

Exclusive Agreement for Rabies Monoclonal Antibodies to Fight Fatal Disease LYON, France, January 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that it has signed an exclusive collaboration and commercialization agreement with Crucell ...

MultiVu Video Feed: PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS CONVENE TO DISCUSS THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF RABIES

WORLD RABIES DAY IS SEPTEMBER 8, 2007 Veterinarians Remind Americans to Vaccinate their Pets September 8th is World Rabies Day, designated to highlight the issue that despite advances in prevention, rabies is still a serious health problem. An estimated fifty to sixty thousand people die of r...

Sierra Leone Contains Rabies Outbreak

A rabies outbreak which killed over 100 people last year in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown last year has been contained, health authorities said Friday. A senior health worker attributed the fall in rabies cases to a massive vaccination campaign carried out by veterinary officials. Docto...

Sierra Leone Contains Rabies Outbreak

A rabies outbreak which killed over 100 people last year in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown last year has been contained, health authorities said Friday . A senior health worker attributed the fall in rabies cases to a massive vaccination campaign carried out by veterinary officials. Doctors a...

Study Finds the Spread of Rabies in North American Raccoons

A new study has detailed how initial demographic, ecological and genetic processes simultaneously shaped the spread of rabies virus in North American raccoons. A raccoon is a mammal native to the Americas. Although raccoons are common throughout North America, their impact as a rab...

Crucell's Rabies MAb Enters Phase I Trial in India

Dutch biotechnology company, Crucell N V’s Rabies monoclonal antibody (mAb) product has entered a phase I clinical study in India, four months after launching// a similar study in the US. Crucell has developed a human monoclonal antibody product for the post-exposure prophylaxis of rabies, u...

New Vaccine to Tackle Rabies in Dogs

Scientists here have developed a vaccine that can effectively eliminate rabies in dogs//. The vaccine, in the form of a small oral capsule, has been developed by scientists at the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL). When scattered on the road, the capsule attracts stray ...

More Indians Die of Rabies Annually

New Delhi: Beware of stray dogs! An estimated 19,000 people die every year due to rabies in India,//accounting for nearly 35 percent of such deaths worldwide. According to data available with the World Health Organisation (WHO), nearly 55,000 people succumb to rabies mostly caused by dog bite...

WHO on an Anti Rabies and Snake Bite Mission

WHO plans to improve the treatment given to people bitten by snakes or dogs. An estimated US$ 10 million is assigned for this mission//. Africa, Latin America and Asia are the most affected countries in terms of rabies, snake bite and scorpion stings. When it comes to snake bite, the actual n...

Bihar family to spend Rs.43,000 on rabies vaccines

After having lost two of their cows to rabies, a farmer's extended family in Bihar has to now get themselves vaccinated against the disease for a whopping// Rs.43,000, as they had drunk the milk of the infected cows. Two cows of Rajkishore Prasad Singh, a farmer in Dakhin Tola in Purnea distr...

Student Bitten By Bat And Diagnosed With Rabies In Critical Condition

A high school student who had been bitten by a bat and subsequently diagnosed with rabies has been admitted in a hospital for further management// and observation. Although treatment is being offered, the chances of the boy recovering is very minimal, say the treating doctors. The boy, a studen...

Transfer Of Rabies Virus Possible From Organ Donor To Recipient

In a study published in New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers have reported that rabies encephalitis may be spread from infected organ donor //to organ recipient. There had been report of four organ recipients (kidneys, Liver, and arterial segment) from a common donor dying of rabies ...

International Collaboration Takes Aim at Rabies

The Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories (MBL) of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the Serum Institute of India today announce //the formation of an historic collaboration to bring to the world a new, more cost-effective approach for preventing rabies in people. The ins...

Digital ID Chips Implanted in Dogs to Prevent Rabies

Digital ID chips have been implanted in 65,000 dogs in Shanghai to improve canine management and prevent the spread of rabies after dog slaughters aimed at curbing// rabies in provinces of Yunnan and Shandong drew massive criticism. The chips contain the dog's individual ID number. To access ...

Community Awareness Is Imperative For Eradication Of Rabies

Rabies, the most dreaded of all the communicable diseases that humans can get from animals, needed to be controlled through effective dog population management and widespread immunization programmes // , Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said. First-aid availability, man...

Feline Pine Announces National 'Take Your Cat to the Vet Day' August 22

...ing their cats to the veterinarian when they are sick, and only 17 percent of those surveyed had their cats regularly vaccinated against diseases like rabies and distemper. Cats are important members of the family. So, to help remind their owners of the importance of regular exams, Feline Pine has ...

Pet Bite Injuries: K-State Veterinarian Shares Tips to Minimize Risk of Bites and Bite-Related Infections

...the more common bacteria we worry about are Pasteurella, Bacteroides, Fusobacterium and Streptococcus. We also worry about the potential spread of the rabies virus from animals to people through bite wounds." Some bite-induced infections can't be blamed on pets, she said. Bite wounds can be contami...

Rabies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets

... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- rabies is a virus that occurs in mammals and infects the ...by an infected animal. Early symptoms of rabies are fever, headache and general malaise. Since the...nd water. Treatment for someone who has contracted rabies is called post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP. PEP tr...

K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

...d. Reptiles are commonly known to be at risk of carrying salmonella, and there have been reports of other diseases, including chlamydia, in pet birds. rabies also is a concern for mammals if they go outdoors. However, unlike dogs and cats, exotic pets like reptiles can carry diseases like salmonella wi...

Sinovac Schedules 2008 Annual General Meeting

... 71, universal pandemic influenza, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, and human rabies vaccine. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yian, is conducting field trials for independently developed inactivated animal rabies vaccines. Safe Harbor Statement This announcement contains f...

Sinovac Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...rus 71, human rabies, Japanese encephalitis animal rabies and split pandemic influenza vaccines First...nfluenza, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, and human rabies vaccine. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Tangshan Yia...als for independently developed inactivated animal rabies vaccines. Safe Harbor Statement Thi...

National Dog Bite Prevention Week - Prevention is the Best Cure for Dog Bites

...s with your dog. Keep your dog healthy. Vaccinate your dog against rabies and other preventable infectious diseases. Health care is important because...ect your face with your arms and fists. If bitten, request proof of rabies vaccination from the dog's owner, get the owner's name and contact informat...

CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets

...e while promoting the human-companion animal bond. In addition to CT State Animal Response Team, CVMF programs include public health assurance through rabies education and prevention programs; public education; and veterinary medical education. CVMF is the philanthropic arm of the Connecticut Veterinary Med...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Begins Formulating SPC company for merger With Mellow Hope

... in China. It has a product line that encompasses vaccines for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases; Blood based products including human rabies immunoglobulin; and active pharmaceutical ingredient (or APIs) for injection such as celestatin. Mellow Hope revenues are currently in excess of $15...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Launches On Line Cosmetics Products

...in China. It has a product line that encompasses vaccines for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases; Blood based products including human rabies immunoglobulin; and active pharmaceutical ingredient (or APIs) for injection such as celestatin. Mellow Hope revenues are currently in excess of $15...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) in Merger Talks with Mellow Hope, China

...in China, and has a product line that encompasses vaccines for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases; Blood based products including human rabies immunoglobulin; and active pharmaceutical ingredient (or APIs) for injection such as celestatin. Mellow Hope revenues are currently in excess of $15...

Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

...dulla said. In the second study, 894 children in Kenya and Tanzania, ages 5 to 17 months, were given either three doses of the malaria vaccine or a rabies vaccine. The researchers found a 53 percent reduction in the risk of developing malaria among children who received the RTS,S vaccine. "If these fi...

Data Published in Nature Medicine Highlights Ability of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' Bavituximab to Cure Lethal Virus Infections

... cells infected with HIV, influenza (including avian flu), herpes simplex viruses, hemorrhagic fever viruses, measles and members of the small pox and rabies virus families. Dr. Barton Haynes, director of Duke University's Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CH...

UT Southwestern researchers develop new strategy for broad spectrum anti-viral drugs

...nd that phosphatidylserine flipping occurs in cells infected with influenza, the herpes simplex virus and viruses in the families of the small pox and rabies viruses. Other researchers have shown that this also occurs in HIV. "It could very well be that this is a generic feature of enveloped viruses," Dr...

China Bio-Immunity Corporation to Report Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...ny has sales and marketing efforts in the 24 main provinces and major cities in the People's Republic of China ("P.R.C."). Its principal products, its rabies Vaccine and Mumps Vaccine, are sold and distributed by a network of wholesale distributors, as well as through retail customers. In addition to the cu...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Confirms Rabid Kitten Found in York County

...ould seek medical attention immediately. For more information, call the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH. General information on rabies along with other diseases and illnesses is available at http://www.health.state.pa.us . CONTACT: Holli Senior or Penny Kline (717) 787-1783 ...

China Bio-Immunity Corporation Completes Share Exchange and Reverse Merger

...rating product portfolio is primarily comprised of rabies Vaccine for Human Use with Vero Cell, a unique bio... from $3.7 million in 2006. Increased sales of the rabies Vaccine, as well as the launch of the Mumps Vaccin...China (''P.R.C.'') and its principal products, its rabies Vaccine and Mumps Vaccine, are sold and distribute...

Respiratory illnesses and dog bites a concern for travelers to China for 2008 Olympics

...nd monkey bites over the 10-year study and needed rabies vaccination." China has the second highest number of cases of human rabies in the world, according to the report. In 2006, 14...reported in Beijing. Nearly 3,300 people died from rabies in China in 2006. "Olympic travelers need to be...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Confirms Rabid Kitten Found in York County

...June 16 at the Fisher farm on Valley Road in Etters and tested positive for rabies on June 27. Another kitten, a black and gray tiger female, was also dropped...call the PA Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH. General information on rabies along with other diseases and illnesses is available at http://www.health....

Different type of colon cancer vaccine reduces disease spread, Jefferson scientists show

...ful for anti-cancer vaccines. Dr. Waldman, postdoctoral fellow Adam Snook, Ph.D., and their colleagues engineered viruses adenovirus, vaccinia and rabies to express the protein guanylyl cyclase C (GCC), which is normally found in the intestinal lining (and in metastatic colon cancer). The researchers i...
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