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Wrong immediate treatment to animal bite wound rampant: Gujarat study

November 28, 2021 4:18 am

🔴 The analysis of the 1,225 patient records showed that 45 per cent of them missed one or more doses of the anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) after the first dose, including 14 per cent of the 1,225 patients missing all three doses after the first dose.

Pune: Rabies research lab unveiled at NIV with aim to prevent deaths

September 30, 2021 12:53 pm

Rabies kills around 60,000 people annually worldwide, with India accounting for 20,000 of these deaths.

Bharat Biotech aims to fill rabies vaccine shortage with relaunch

November 14, 2019 4:18 am

The vaccine, to be sold under the brand name ‘ChiroRab’, will add to the Hyderabad-headquartered firm’s existing ARV capacity and help it become a major player in the over Rs 200-crore Indian rabies vaccine market.

Mumbai: Rabid dog caught 15 days after licking 8-yr-old who died

August 05, 2019 2:54 am

Rabies is a viral infection that attacks central nervous system, and spreads commonly through the bite of an infected dog, cat, bat, or jackal.

Mumbai: No history of dog bite, 8-year-old dies of rabies

July 24, 2019 2:54 am

In this case, the boy was scratched by a dog on April 24, his medical records show. A few days later, he was licked by a dog. A doctor, privy to the case, said the unsuspecting father got the boy a tetanus shot administered but missed rabies vaccination.

Oral vaccines for street dogs may help fight rabies in India

April 05, 2019 11:01 am

According to researchers from University of Edinburgh in the UK, three times as many dogs could be vaccinated each day when the new process is combined with existing injectable techniques.

Rabies vaccine in short supply across Delhi, hospitals say have flagged issue

February 21, 2019 7:20 am

Lok Nayak, one of Delhi government’s biggest hospitals, sees around 250 dog bite cases every day. For now, the hospital said it is purchasing vaccines on its own.

Zero deaths in 2018, Goa targets rabies-free 2020

January 28, 2019 7:26 am

With 5.2 lakh children and 23,000 school teachers educated on the virus in four years, with close to 1 lakh dogs vaccinated annually, and 106 positive samples between 2017 and 2018, Goa is the first state that did not report a single human death due to rabies last year.

Accelerate efforts to end rabies: WHO to India, South East Asian countries

May 03, 2018 4:58 pm

Rabies is a viral disease that occurs in more than 150 countries and territories and is usually fatal once symptoms appear. Dog-transmitted rabies accounts for about 99 per cent of human rabies cases.

Around 50 dog-bite cases are reported every month at Mohali civil hospital

March 31, 2015 4:33 am

The anti-rabies vaccine consisting of five injections is sold at a subsidised rate of Rs 100 per dose in the civil hospital.