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a cure for a rabies? 200717479635
rabies surveillance in the united states during 2004.during 2004, 49 states and puerto rico reported 6,836 cases of rabies in nonhuman animals and 8 cases in human beings to the cdc, representing a 4.6% decrease from the 7,170 cases in nonhuman animals and 3 cases in human beings reported in 2003. approximately 92% of the cases were in wildlife, and 8% were in domestic animals (compared with 91% and 9%, respectively, in 2003). relative contributions by the major animal groups were as follows: 2,564 raccoons (37.5%), 1,856 skunks (27.1%), 1,361 bat ...200516379626
human rabies---virginia, 2009.on october 28, 2009, cdc notified the virginia department of health (vdh) of suspected rabies in a virginia man aged 42 years. earlier that day, an infectious disease physician in virginia had contacted cdc requesting confirmatory diagnostic testing and reported initiating treatment with the milwaukee protocol after consultation with staff at the medical college of wisconsin. this report summarizes the patient's exposure history, clinical course, and treatment, and describes efforts to identify ...201020881935
multiple human exposures to a rabid bear cub at a petting zoo and barnwarming--iowa, august 1999.on august 27, 1999, a black bear cub, approximately 5-6 months old, died after several hours of acute central nervous system symptoms; preliminary test results available on august 28 indicated the bear had rabies. the bear was part of the swenson's wild midwest exotic petting zoo in clermont, iowa (northeastern iowa). at the petting zoo, visitors fed, wrestled, and may have been nipped by the bear. the bear also was taken to an august 14 barnwarming at the tharp barn in holy cross, iowa (eastern ...199910499789
Human rabies--Wisconsin, 2010.In late December 2010, a male resident of Wisconsin, aged 70 years, sought treatment for progressive right shoulder pain, tremors, abnormal behavior, and dysphagia at an emergency department (ED). He was admitted for observation and treated with benzodiazepines and haloperidol, a neuroleptic, for presumed alcohol withdrawal syndrome. The next day, he had rhabdomyolysis, fever, and rigidity, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome was diagnosed. The neuroleptic was discontinued, but the patient's clin ...201121881547
rabies surveillance in the united states during 2010.during 2010, 48 states and puerto rico reported 6,154 rabid animals and 2 human rabies cases to the cdc, representing an 8% decrease from the 6,690 rabid animals and 4 human cases reported in 2009. hawaii and mississippi did not report any laboratory-confirmed rabid animals during 2010. approximately 92% of reported rabid animals were wildlife. relative contributions by the major animal groups were as follows: 2,246 raccoons (36.5%), 1,448 skunks (23.5%), 1,430 bats (23.2%), 429 foxes (6.9%), 30 ...201121916759
rabies risk assessment of exposures to a bat on a commercial airliner - united states, august 2011.on august 5, 2011, a bat flew through the cabin of a commercial airliner minutes after takeoff during an early morning flight from wisconsin to georgia, potentially exposing the passengers and flight crew to rabies virus. three days later, the wisconsin division of public health (wdph) requested assistance from cdc to conduct a rabies risk assessment for the passengers, flight crew, and ground crew members associated with the flight. no one was determined to have been exposed to rabies virus bas ...201222495227
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