rabies
RITM Live brings focus on rabies and animal bites
RITM Live brings focus on rabies and animal bites
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, through its Communication and Engagement Office (CEO), wrapped up the Rabies Awareness Month with the third episode of RITM Live: Ask the Expert series. RITM Animal Bite Treatment Center (ABTC) Head Dr. Mark Joseph...

RITM reopens Animal Bite Treatment Center
RITM reopens Animal Bite Treatment Center
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Animal Bite Treatment Center (RITM ABTC) reopened its doors to patients last March 21, 2022 after almost two years since its temporary closure in view of the RITM COVID-19 pandemic response. The RITM ABTC...

Dog Population and Vaccination: Finding the Right Ratio to Achieve Rabies-Free Philippines
Dog Population and Vaccination: Finding the Right Ratio to Achieve Rabies-Free Philippines
Dogs transmit 99% of cases of recorded human rabies deaths. It is estimated that 59,000 human deaths occur annually worldwide due to rabies. The annual average of deaths due to rabies in the country is 231, putting us behind in the goal...

NTD Awareness Month: Rabies
NTD Awareness Month: Rabies
January is World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Awareness Month. In line with this, let’s learn more about Rabies, one of the prevalent NTDs in the...

VRD-SPL train RADDLs, LGUs on dFAT
VRD-SPL train RADDLs, LGUs on dFAT
The Veterinary Research Department – Special Pathogens Unit (VRD-SPL) trained Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratories (RADDLs) and local government units (LGUs) on rabies diagnosis in the Intensive Training Course on Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antigen Test (DFAT) last September 2-6, 2019 at the RITM...

RITM to enhance rabies lab surveillance with new histopathology equipment
RITM to enhance rabies lab surveillance with new histopathology equipment
Gearing towards improving laboratory surveillance system for rabies elimination, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)inaugurated histopathology equipment donated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday, May 10, 2019. Following the Philippine-Japan cooperation to establish a rabies prevention and treatment network model...

VRD leads 1st Rabies Conference, Lab Diagnostic Procedure Workshop
VRD leads 1st Rabies Conference, Lab Diagnostic Procedure Workshop
RITM, through its Veterinary Research Department conducted the first Rabies Conferenceon March 18, 2019 at the RITM Auditorium and a week-long Rabies Laboratory Diagnostic Workshop on March 19-22, 2019 at the RITM Training Center. The conference served as an avenue to disseminate various significant...

RITM Vet team evaluates possible use of faster, cheaper rabies detection kit
RITM Vet team evaluates possible use of faster, cheaper rabies detection kit
Detecting rabies on animals may now possibly be cheaper and quicker following ongoing evaluation studies on rabies antigen detection kit. RITM veterinarian and head of the Special Pathogens Laboratory Dr. Catalino Demetria said they found 98.69% sensitivity, 100% specificity, and...

JAPOHR Project to eliminate rabies with novel techniques
JAPOHR Project to eliminate rabies with novel techniques
Principal Investigators Dr. Beatriz P. Quiambao from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), and Dr. Akira Nishizono from Oita University will spearhead a five-year research study entitled, “The Project for the establishment of the One Health prevention and treatment...

RITM, GARC, LGU intensifies rabies prevention and control with new community-based surveillance system
RITM, GARC, LGU intensifies rabies prevention and control with new community-based surveillance system
Muntinlupa is set to see heightened rabies prevention and control with the Community-Based Rabies Surveillance (CBRS) Project collaboratively launched by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), and the City Government of Muntinlupa....