Tag Archives: rabies

What to do if you find a bat in your bedroom

What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night and found a bat in your bedroom? A lot of us might be alarmed. Some of us might be clear-headed enough to leave the room, close the door, and call animal control. And some of us might do what Ann Hawthorne of Washington, D.C. did and open a window to let the bat fly out.

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Researchers hope new rabies vaccine will reduce costs, increase accessibility

By using canine parainfluenza, researchers at the University of Georgia were able to create a new rabies vaccine. Professor Biao He used genetic engineering to place a non-viral piece of the rabies virus into parainfluenza virus 5, or PIV5. Using this technique, He and his team created a vaccine that will allow humans and animals to build up antibodies to protect them from future infections.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, February 08, 2013

In this week’s One Health roundup: A Midwestern pharmaceutical company hopes to adapt human drugs into treatments for cats and dogs; a look at the possible evolution of H5N1 bird flu, and its potential impact on human health; A Georgia couple is receiving post-exposure rabies treatment after being bitten by their dog, which later tested positive for the virus; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, January 18, 2013

In this week’s One Health roundup: Researchers discover a new human disease in the Northeast transmitted by the same deer tick that can infect people with Lyme disease; Winnipeg confirms its first cast of rabies since 2006, in a skunk that attacked a dog; a new study examines the risk of campylobacter infection in poultry plant workers; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, December 21, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: Researchers hopeful that thermal scans of bat faces can improve rabies surveillance and prevent outbreaks; Indonesia reports its 9th human death from H5N1 bird flu this year (31st worldwide in 2012); reindeer’s role in spreading myiasis to humans; and more.

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