rabies

15 articles
Shedding Light on NTDs: Rabies
Jun 5, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

  This week’s NTD topic might sound a little more familiar than the other diseases in this series. When we think about rabies in the United States,...

First Human Rabies Case Reported in Wyoming
Oct 6, 2015 | Emily Cohn

  On Friday, October 2nd, the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed its first recorded human rabies case in the state. Case confirmation came from...

Outbreaks of 2014
Dec 31, 2014 | Emily Cohn

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2014. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks....

Spotlight on Bats: Nature's Spooky Disease Reservoirs
Oct 31, 2013 | Katharine York

Picture a dark and foggy night. Tall, nearly leafless trees loom around you, and newly fallen leaves whirl around your feet. The silhouette of a...

Rabies Reemerges in Taiwan After Half a Century of Silence
Aug 7, 2013 | Wenjie Bao

After being rabies-free for 52 years, the virus resurfaced in Taiwan among ferret-badgers and has caused great panic around the island. On July 16,...

Organ Transplant Leads To Rabies Infection and Death
Mar 18, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Last Friday, March 15, the CDC confirmed that a rabies death in Maryland was caused by an organ transplant from an infected donor. Three other...

2011-2012: Year of the Bat
Aug 25, 2012 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

The year 2011-2012 has been declared the “Year of the Bat” by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Convention on the Conservation of...

New Study Finds Rabies May Not Always Be Fatal
Aug 6, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

A study published on August 1 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reported that rabies may not be fatal in all patients who do...

Containing Rabies Outbreak in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province
Jun 20, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Provincial Government of South Africa says it is moving quickly to respond to a recent of outbreak of rabies. There have been...

Scientists Discover Novel Rabies Virus in Tanzania
Mar 15, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

A new type of rabies was discovered this week by scientists at the University of Glasgow and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (...

September 28 2011: World Rabies Day
Sep 26, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Each year on Sept. 28 events are held worldwide to raise awareness about the impact of rabies in both humans and animals. Despite rabies being...

Rabies in Azerbaijan
Jul 1, 2011 | healthmap

In the Sheki region of Azerbaijan there was an outbreak of rabies among domestic animals. Measures have been taken to remove the infected animals...

Rabies PEP Failure
Jun 21, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

A patient in Mumbai, India is now in a coma after becoming infected with rabies despite completing the recommended postexposure prophylaxis (PEP)...

Eight-year Old Girl Survives Rabies without Vaccination
Jun 14, 2011 | healthmap

Eight-year old Precious Reynolds became just the 6th person in the world to have survived a rabies bite without receiving vaccination. The little...

Rabies in Guangdong
Nov 1, 2010 | healthmap

It was recently reported that from January to October of this year, 228 people have died from rabies bites in Guangdong Province in Southern China....