Ron Smith, MD
Rabies in the News
This transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image, reveals some of the ultrastructural features exhibited by numerous bullet-shaped, rabies virus particles, as well as cellular inclusions known as Negri bodies.
28 October 2022. Case of rabies confirmed in Paris by France’s Ministry of Agriculture
Rabies has been discovered in a dog in a Paris suburb. As detailed in a statement from France’s Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday, October 27, several people have already been bitten by it.
The dog was reportedly kept in isolation from the time it showed signs of illness on October 19th until it died on October 25th. Before the dog was isolated, it had bitten several people who subsequently received preventive care. There are signs that the infected dog may have been illegally imported from Morocco said the Ministry.
France has been officially free of rabies since 2001, except for the type found in bats. However, the deadly disease remains in many countries, particularly in Asia and Africa. In those nations, dogs account for the majority of cases of the disease transmitted to humans, according to the French Ministry of Agriculture.
30 September 2022. Bat Found in a Home in Oregon Tested Positive; How To Tell if an Animal Is Rabid?
Oregon health officials remind the public to take extra care and ensure pets have completed their vaccination to protect them. More so, avoid contact with wildlife and take precautions when attempting to handle a bat by wearing heavy gloves and using a shovel.