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Rabies

Rabid Opposition to Ebola: Epidemiology Meets Hyperbole

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is certainly no basis for either fear of, or opposition to, the on-going treatment of an infected American doctor in Atlanta. We may instead all be thankful that in return for the courageous service he was providing in Liberia, Dr. Brantly is now receiving an American standard of medical care himself.

60,000 People Die Each Year From Rabies. A Simple Measure Can Put An End To These Deaths

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact

At the end of a hallway in a clinic in the Philippines, a single bed sits in the center of what has been designated the "Rabies Room." It's a confine...

Celebrate Spay Month Throughout the Year

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Increasing opportunities for people to get pets altered by opening new programs and pressuring city officials to support pro-active ordinances that mandate spay/neuter is vital, but encouraging people to spay a pet before an accidental first litter is born is equally important.

A Quandary of Quadruplets in Mississippi

Amram Shapiro | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Amram Shapiro

What to call the whole deal? I mean "sets" of quadruplets, "sets" of quintuplets and so forth seems to miss the grandeur of the moment, and the challenge ahead for the parents of such miracles.

Remembering Pasteur on World Rabies Day

Deborah Briggs | Posted 11.28.2013 | Impact
Deborah Briggs

While the film industry may have typecast rabies as a disease confined to once-cute dogs, the sad fact is that this terrifying, silent killer is anything but limited to dogs, and the devastation it causes is anything but confined to the big screen.

Struck by a Bat: My Son's Rabies Scare

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.03.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

What can you do to prevent this deadly disease in your pet? Be proactive. Have your veterinarian vaccinate your dog, cat or ferret against rabies. Be safe.

Global Outcry Against Injecting Beagle Puppies with Rabies

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

It sounds like a scene from a horror movie: injecting rabies into beagle puppies and watching as they succumb to one of the most miserable of diseases. This isn't fiction. It's a cruel experiment that is real and imminent.

Rabid Skunk Bites Toddler On Face, Inside Mouth

Posted 07.26.2013 | Green

Officials warned residents in Little Falls, Minn., to keep their children away from wild animals this week after a skunk tested positive for rabies. ...

City On Alert After Rabid Bat Bites Girl

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

By Laila Kearney July 24 (Reuters) - Public health officials in the northern California city of Oakland have warned residents to watch...

Into the Wild: Rabies Prevention Tips for Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

As the recent news reports have shown, rabies is still a risk worth learning about. Knowing how to not only identify an infected animal, but how to keep your pets out of harm's way, can mean the difference between life and death for our furry friends -- and can make for safer community.

Where to See the World's Most Dangerous Animals

The Active Times | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Name three dangerous animals. If you're the average person in America, your list probably includes sharks, snakes, bears or maybe even mountain lions. While all of these animals are efficient killing machines in their own right, three of them (guess which!) should barely register as a threat.

Have Deadly Viruses Finally Met Their Match?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 12:05 PM EDT on LiveScience A single compound could stop several viruses, including ...

Kidney Transplant Leads To Rabies Death

The Baltimore Sun | Scott Dance | Posted 05.15.2013 | DC

BALTIMORE _ The first Marylander to contract rabies since 1976 developed the virus through an organ transplant that took place more than a year before...

First Rabies Death In Maryland Since 1976

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green

A Maryland resident has died of rabies in the state's first recorded death from the virus since 1976. UPDATE: March 15, 12:01 p.m. -- The Centers f...

Rabid Pet Llama Exposes Four People In Georgia

AP | Posted 01.09.2013 | Weird News

MORGANTON, Ga. -- Health officials say four people in northwest Georgia have been exposed to rabies by a pet llama. Officials say a veterinarian was ...

For World Rabies Day, Learn To Be Safe While Traveling

International SOS | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel
International SOS

The Rabies virus exists in the animal populations of almost every country in the world.

Rabid Bats Strike Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.24.2012 | Los Angeles

Just in time for Halloween, comes a frightening story about blood-sucking bats -- who have rabies. A record-high of 45 rabid bats have been confirm...

Rabid Beaver Chases Children

Posted 09.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Some friendly advice: Stay away from Northern Virginia's beavers. It's hard to beat The Washington Post's description of the latest i...

'It Knocked Me Over And Started Chewing On My Leg'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.07.2012 | DC

Ever have an incident that really gnaws at you? Lillian Peterson can relate. The 83-year-old real estate agent in Falls Church, Va., can't forget t...

Unvaccinated Peruvian Communities Survive Rabies

www.latino.foxnews.com | Andrew O'Reilly | Posted 08.03.2012 | Latino Voices

In an apparent reversal of a commonly held belief, people in two communities in a remote part of Peru’s Amazonian region have survived after being e...

How It's Possible For Some People To Survive Rabies

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Marissa Fessenden (Click here for the original article) Rabies, the disease that drives infected victims wild, is almost always fatal once it r...

Rabid Beaver Attacks Sisters

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.18.2012 | Weird News

A summertime swim in Virginia's Lake Anna was supposed to be part of a fun afternoon for sisters Annabella and Alyssa Radnovich. But a beaver attack l...

Rabid Deer Kicks, Infects, Maryland Woman

Posted 07.17.2012 | DC

WTOP has details of Theresa Stevens' terrible, infectious encounter with what turned out to be a rabid deer outside her house in LaVale, Md. at around...

PHOTOS: NYC's One-Eyed, Possibly Rabid Raccoon

Posted 07.13.2012 | New York

Are rabid raccoons back and wreaking havoc on the city? After Central Park saw a brief spike in rabid raccoon sightings in 2009, one New Yorker (@...

Rabid Skunk Bites Woman At Jimmy Buffett Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Rabies in paradise doesn't have such a relaxing ring to it. Last Thursday, a skunk walked into the Jimmy Buffett-inspired Cheeseburge...