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Experts Unveil Plan to End Rabies Globally via Dog Vaccinations

Experts Unveil Plan to End Rabies Globally via Dog Vaccinations | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

Viral disease rare in developed countries thanks to routine pet vaccinations, but kills about 69,000 people every year, mostly in poor and rural parts of Africa and Asia


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A New Rabies Vaccine Based on a Recombinant Orf Virus (Parapoxvirus) Expressing the Rabies Virus Glycoprotein

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#rabies “Rabid” by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

#rabies  “Rabid” by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Rabies is a disease without a public relations firm. In developed countries, human disease is incredibly rare–we see typically one or two deaths from rabies each year. In contrast, lightning is responsible for about 60 deaths each year.
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Woman, 83, attacked by rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County

Woman, 83, attacked by rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
A rare encounter with a rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County leaves an 83-year-old woman hospitalized.
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The Virus that Inspired the Whole Zombie Genre: Popular information about Rabies virus

The Virus that Inspired the Whole Zombie Genre:  Popular information about Rabies virus | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Zombies have come to dominate pop culture — and the explanations for their origins range from dark magic to strange satellites.
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Indonesia: 50 dead in rabies outbreak

Via The Jakarta Globe: Rabies Outbreak Kills 50 in Indonesia's Maluku Province. Excerpt: Ambon, Maluku.
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Manual of Common Diseases and Parasites of Wildlife in Northern British Columbia

Manual of Common Diseases and Parasites of Wildlife in Northern British Columbia | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

Rabies in BC bats...

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Anger over 'invisible' rabies toll

Anger over 'invisible' rabies toll | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

"A shortage of funds for vaccinating dogs is costing the lives of tens of thousands of children every year."

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Immune Clearance of Attenuated Rabies Virus Results in Neuronal Survival with Altered Gene Expression

Immune Clearance of Attenuated Rabies Virus Results in Neuronal Survival with Altered Gene Expression | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
From molecules to physiology
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Beaver chases kids at Va. nature center, found to be rabid

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Fairfax County Police say a beaver that was later found to be rabid chased some children at a nature center in West Springfield.
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Bites from Vampire Bats Might Protect People against Rabies: Scientific American

Bites from Vampire Bats Might Protect People against Rabies: Scientific American | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

Several native individuals in the Peruvian Amazon appear to have developed natural antibodies to the rabies virus.

Rabies, the disease that drives infected victims wild, is almost always fatal once it reaches the brain. A new finding from two remote communities in the Peruvian Amazon may reveal a chink in the virus's armor. Scientists have tested six native people there who have never received a vaccination yet appear to have developed natural antibodies to the virus. The researchers think that vampire bats, common in the region, bit the sleeping humans and passed along small amounts of the virus over time. The multiple, low-dose exposures gave each person’s immune system a chance to learn how to fight back.

 

Not the first time this has been suggested, but in a different context: it may also be true for sex workers repeatedly exposed to HIV, although the jury is still out on that one.

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Rabid puppy-dog imported into the Netherlands from Morocco via Spain

Rabid puppy-dog imported into the Netherlands from Morocco via Spain | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

This is the first case of rabies (caused by the classical rabies virus) in domestic and/or wild animals in the Netherlands since 1988.The accidental import of a rabid puppy led to a resource-intensive and costly public health response. A total of 48 known contacts in three different countries needed to be traced, of whom 45 required post-exposure treatment. Including the imported dog, three animals were euthanised.


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Virology Journal | Abstract | Rabies molecular virology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment

Rabies is an avertable viral disease caused by the rabid animal to the warm blooded animals (zoonotic) especially human. Rabies occurs in more than 150 countries and territories.
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Look Up: The New Age of Inoculation Is Aerial Vaccines and Nano ...

Look Up: The New Age of Inoculation Is Aerial Vaccines and Nano ... | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Testing performed at CDC confirmed the presence of vaccinia virus DNA and rabies virus G protein DNA in papule material and serologic evidence of rabies virus neutralizing antibodies. On day ...
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