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By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 23rd, 2013
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Kashmir: Baby dies from rabies after stray dogs jump through her window and bite her

An eight-month old baby in Srinagar, Kashmir has died from the lethal virus rabies after being mauled by stray dogs in her home as she slept, according to a Free Press Kashmir report. According to reports by local More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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New Jersey: A dozen people receive rabies PEP after exposure to infected miniature donkey

At least 12 people have received rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after being exposed to a rabid miniature donkey on a private farm in Monmouth County, according to Monmouth County health officials. Miniature More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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My list of the five deadliest communicable diseases

I was reading a very interesting article entitled “The Five Deadliest Diseases in History” ( no longer available, unfortunately) where the author looked at the deadliest diseases in history in terms of number More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Taiwan’s first rabies outbreak since 1959 expands, number of confirmed animal infections now at 40

The last time the island nation of Taiwan saw a case of rabies was in 1959. After being more than 50 years rabies-free, the lethal virus reappeared last July 17 in a Formosan ferret-badger. Image/Taiwan CDC Since More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 27th, 2013
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Rhode Island continues rabies advisory, second calf rabies negative

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) continue their advice for the public concerning exposure to a suspected rabid calf even after the suspicious More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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India: Two reports of humans with rabies biting other people

Two separate reports, from Madhya Pradesh state and Ludhiana in India, tell accounts of people infected with the rabies virus who later went on to bite other people. Image/CIA In the first report from Madhya Pradesh More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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Eight family members receive rabies vaccine after exposure to rabid kitten in Colorado

A family of eight in Larimer County, CO have been vaccinated for rabies after it was discovered a kitten was confirmed positive for the very lethal virus, rabies, according to Larimer County Department of Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 28th, 2013
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Bats, rabies, fungi and your home: A few words with Get Bats Out President, Michael Koski

It shows up in local media reports on nearly a daily basis–a bat is found in a person’s home, later to be tested positive for the deadly viral disease, rabies. Displaced batImage/Michael Korski, Get More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Rhode Island family brings rabid raccoon in their home, 18 people affected

In late May, a Coventry, Rhode Island family in a bizarre and dangerous move, found a baby raccoon in the rural part of town and brought the creature home, according to a Rhode Island Department of Environmental More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
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CDC: No supply restrictions for rabies vaccine and human rabies immune globulin

In a follow up to a March report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the previous supply restrictions on human rabies vaccine and immune globulin has been lifted, according to a CDC More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Abilene Animal Services warn public of puppy that tested positive for rabies at shelter

The City of Abilene Animal Services is advising citizens who may have visited the Animal Shelter, located at 925 S. 25 Street, between the dates of Wednesday, May 22 and Friday, May 24 to call 325-437-4585 and More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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Filipino worker in Taiwan dies from rabies

In a follow up to a story earlier this month, officials from the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the Filipino worker who contracted rabies in the Philippines has died from the viral disease in a hospital More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Australian Veterinary Association warns vets, horse owners after Australian bat lyssavirus confirmed in horse

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning veterinarians and horse owners of the potential risk of a rabies-like virus recently confirmed in a horse, according to a AVA media release today. Micro-batImage/Video More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 13th, 2013
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Taiwan reports first imported case of rabies of 2013 in Filipino worker

A Filipino migrant worker is the first case of human  rabies to reported in 2013, according to an alert from the Taiwnese Centers for Disease Contol(CDC) on Sunday. The 31-year-old Filipino man apparently received More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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Alaska officials report second wolf positive for rabies in Chandalar Lake region

For the second time in as many weeks, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) officials report a rabies-infected wolf in the Chandalar Lake area, about 200 miles north of Fairbanks. According to officials, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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Arizona woman attacked by rabid bobcat behind a Lowe’s Home Improvement store

A Navajo County, Arizona sheriff responded to a call Sunday where a young woman was attacked by a bobcat  behind the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in Show Low, according to a Arizona Game and Fish Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 19th, 2013
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What is Baylisascaris procyonis?

Baylisascaris procyonis is a roundworm found in the small intestines of raccoons. They excrete the eggs of this parasite in their feces. The eggs can survive in the environment for years under favorable conditions. More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 15th, 2013
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Maryland resident contracted rabies through organ transplant: CDC

In a follow-up to a story Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have confirmed that a patient who recently died of rabies in Maryland More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Maryland health officials report first human rabies case since the Bicentennial

Health officials in the Old Line State have confirmed the first human case of rabies since 1976, according to a  Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) news release Mar. 12. It is not yet known how the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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CDC reports on rabies vaccine availability; doxycycline, tetracycline shortages

In a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bulletin Thursday, officials report that restrictions on the use of Sanofi Pasteur’s IMOVAX rabies vaccine are still in effect. Photo/CDC/ Debora Cartagena IMOVAX More...


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