msquebanh, to Dogs avatar

New entry requirements for travelling Canada to the could make life more difficult for people who use service or , advocates fear.

Under updated guidelines to reduce the spread of announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention , a slew of new requirements for dogs crossing the border that vary based on a dog's age, country of origin & history.

The rules apply to as well as .

mycotropic, to random avatar

Anybody know whether this guy is acting rabid or not? It's 72 degrees out, he's in the shade clutching the wall breathing really rapidly and he doesn't appear scared of me.


thejapantimes, to Japan avatar

The ratio of pet dogs in Japan vaccinated for rabies vaccinations has fallen from %100 to around 70%, with a lack of reported cases likely leading to diminishing fears of a disease that is almost always fatal.

hrefna, to random avatar

I've now seen people downplaying the risk of rabies today.

So that's a thing

Rabies in domestic animals not super common in the US (60 dogs or so, 250 cats, 60 cows, 20 horses, all approximate and variable by year), but happens all around you, even if you don't know about it. Usually in bats and skunks

It is true that we don't have the reservoir of it in canines that we used to have, but it's such a serious disease that it pays to take significant precautions and to take it very seriously

hrefna, avatar

A coyote out in a field or wandering through your city streets is almost certainly not rabid. They do that, it's normal behavior.

But if one is by the side of the road and lets you approach?

Alarm bells should be going off in your head. There's something wrong in this scenario, and one of the things that could be wrong is .

Take precautions. Be careful. Don't downplay what is truly a terrifying disease that has significant wild reservoirs.

DaniDanis, to random avatar

Rabid anti-vaxxers could help spread deadly disease - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

ai6yr, to random avatar

Fun with my wilderness first aid class.

Me: "Yes, some woman recently died of rabies after being bitten by a cute little puppy in India"

Student: "HEY! That happened to me! I went to a temple in India, and there were all these cute puppies everywhere, and I got bitten! I had to get a full series of rabies shots, my professor said I'd die if I didn't!"

ai6yr, avatar

Cute little killer puppy story: ://

BigJesusTrashcan, to random

baby bat I want but do NOT pick up any bat you find. When we were kids a friend picked one up & had to take a round of shots
Mammals all can get it so.....they get outbreaks in bat colonies all the time

bayanmoipatrolmo, to random Tagalog avatar

BABALA: Graphic pictures

Huli sa ang hinahanap na pinaghihinalaang asong may sa Brgy. PNR Station Site sa San Carlos City, .

Para sa mga kaugnay na ulat ng @bayanmoipatrolmo:


ai6yr, to anime_titties avatar

Kitten with new strain of rabies found in Nebraska. 😬 #rabies #disease #kittens

DeniseGutzmer, to Health

Federal, state and local and wildlife officials said they plan to trap, test and vaccinate in Douglas County, , after a stray kitten tested positive for a worrying strain of they had not seen before.

deirdresm, to random avatar

I’ve re-read this rabies paper twice, but haven’t read follow-ups yet. It may be one of the most fascinating virology papers I’ve read just for the section on cerebral lateralization.

In short, being left-handed reduced how well the body produced neutralizing antibodies after vaccination.

Which…(brain exploding).

Anyhow, seriously interesting nuances in age, sex biology, immune subversion, all kinds of interesting stuff here.

cdarwin, to random avatar

In most states – including Texas – dog owners are required to give their pets a rabies shot every three years. Health officials say the shots keep rabies – a disease with a 99% fatality rate for humans and animals – at bay.
But Marabito considers the current vaccination guidelines "excessive." She's one of many pet owners with " ," a phrase coined in a recent study led by the Boston University School of Public Health and published in the journal Vaccine.
The study found that 53% of U.S. dog owners surveyed question whether the rabies vaccine is safe, whether it works, or whether it's useful
is fatal when not treated

ai6yr, to Zombies avatar
ai6yr, avatar

"Once infected, victims display overall weakness and low-grade fever (6,8). In the case of zombiism, the advent of fever typically indicates the transition from human into zombie. When affected by rabies, human movement is irregular; muscle spasms and convulsions accompany numbness and loss of muscle function (6). " BRAIIINSSSS

ai6yr, to random avatar

NPR: Vaccine hesitancy affects dog-owners, too, with many questioning the rabies shot

ai6yr, avatar

Story about a woman who died in the US from rabies after being bitten by a puppy in India. Initially diagnosed with "anxiety" and prescribed anti-anxiety drugs. They spare all the gruesome details of end stage rabies (where, essentially, your nervous system is destroyed by the disease).

ai6yr, avatar

Inside Edition coverage and videos of attacks by animals with rabies. Human beings, unfortunately, also act the same... (ps. if you compare symptoms of rabies with those of zombies, they are pretty close, actually!). All of these folks got rabies vaccines right away, so they survived. This is why you vaccinate your pets!

ai6yr, to Zombies avatar

I've always found it interseting that symptoms of being a zombie overlap significantly with the symptoms of rabies (which is incurable once it progresses).

doomscroller, to random avatar
glynmoody, to random avatar

Experience: I survived - "The doctor wanted to slow its progress, and planned to put me into a coma to suppress my brain function." yikes, glad I've had my jabs for rabies...

ai6yr, to random avatar

Study: Nearly Half of Dog Owners Are Hesitant to Vaccinate Their Pets "Published in the journal Vaccine, the study analyzed a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States and found that more than half of people who own dogs expressed some level of canine vaccine hesitancy—i.e. skepticism about vaccinating their pets against rabies and other diseases. "

universalhub, to boston avatar

Citizen complaint of the day: It's no raccoon, but weasel in might be rabid, too

universalhub, to raccoons avatar
anna_lillith, to Dogs avatar


A new Lady Freethinker () investigation into the Sumatran has documented apparently sick and emaciated with scars being transported 17 hours for , getting yanked off a truck with a long snare pole, and then being shoved into burlap sacks that were tied shut.

The terrified dogs – who had been reportedly hauled from to


anna_lillith, avatar

as there would be no way of knowing if dogs are carrying a deadly that could be passed to humans, such as .

The investigator also documented pregnant dogs sold for , including one who yelped as she was yanked by the neck from the truck with a long snare pole, grabbed violently by her leg, and stuffed into a bag.


gutenberg_org, to science avatar

Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog in 1885.

Later, people, including 4 children from the United States, went to Pasteur's laboratory to be inoculated. In 1886, he treated 350 people, of which only 1 developed rabies. The treatment's success laid the foundations for the manufacture of many other vaccines. The 1st of the Pasteur Institutes was also built on the basis of this achievement. via @wikipedia


@gutenberg_org @wikipedia

Important to note that with , was dealing with a that could not be seen or detected (other than the disease itself).

It is hard to imagine the courage it took to inoculate that poor boy in 1885! 👏

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