THE PREVALENCE OF RABIES

Rabies in the United States

About 60,000 People Are Treated With Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Each Year to Prevent Infection With the Rabies Virus1

  • Without proper PEP administration, the rabies virus can be fatal2,3
  • Someone dies from rabies every 9 minutes globally4
  • Since 2017, there have been 9 rabies-related deaths in the US that may have been prevented with timely PEP administration5-12

92% of Animal Rabies Cases Involved Wildlife Species13

Between 2019-2021, the following wildlife animals were the primary carriers of the rabies virus in the US.13-15

Wildlife species are responsible for most animal rabies cases in the United States

31.6%

Bat

Wildlife species are responsible for most animal rabies cases in the United States

30.8%

Raccoon

Wildlife species are responsible for most animal rabies cases in the United States

19.1%

Skunk

7.9%

Fox

FDA-approval for use in children

Children Are Highly Vulnerable

Globally, 40% of those who are bitten by animals suspected of being infected with the rabies virus are children under the age of 15. KEDRAB is the only FDA-approved HRIG studied for safety and effectiveness in children16,17

References: 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Animals and Rabies. Updated January 6, 2022. Accessed December 20, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/animals/index.html. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Human Rabies Prevention—United States, 2008 Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2008;57(RR-3):1-28. Accessed December 20, 2023. 3. Rupprecht C, Kuzmin I, Meslin F. Lyssaviruses and rabies: current conundrums, concerns, contradictions and controversies. F1000Research. 2017;6(F1000 Faculty Rev):184. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.10416.1. 4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). Global Rabies Work. July 9, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/stories-features/global-stories/rabies-work.html. Accessed December 20, 2023. 5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Human Rabies. https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/usa/surveillance/human_rabies.html. Updated September 22, 2021. Accessed December 20, 2023. 6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. February 7, 2020. Human Rabies – Utah 2018. 69(5). 7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Human Rabies — Virginia, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019;67(5152):1410–1414. doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm675152a2 8. ClickOrlando.com. Florida bat bite victim dies of rabies. https://www.clickorlando.com/strange-florida/2017/10/27/florida-bat-bite-victim-dies-of-rabies/. October 27, 2017. 9. Outbreak News Today. Florida reports 2nd human rabies death in recent months. https://outbreaknewstoday.com/florida-reports-2nd-human-rabies-death-recent-months-23275/. January 15, 2018. 10. WHYY. First confirmed human rabies death reported in Delaware since 1941. https://whyy.org/articles/first-confirmed-human-rabies-death-reported-in-delaware-since-1941/. August 28, 2018. 11. STAT. 3 fatal rabies cases in U.S. suggest public underestimates infection risks. https://www.statnews.com/2022/01/06/rabies/. January 6, 2022. 12. New York Times. U.S. Records 5 Rabies Deaths in 2021, Highest Number in a Decade. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/health/rabies-deaths.html. January 7, 2022.
13. Ma X, Monroe BP, Wallace RM, et al. Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2019. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2021;(258(11): 1205-1220. Accessed July 16, 2023. doi:10.2460/javma.258.11.1205. 14. Ma X, Bonaparte S, Toro M, et al. Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2020. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2022;260(10):1157-1165. Accessed July 16, 2023. doi:10.2460/javma.22.03.0112. 15. Ma X, Bonaparte S, Corbett P, et al. Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2021. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2023;261(7):1045-1053. Accessed July 16, 2023. doi:10.2460/javma.23.02.0081. 16. World Health Organization. Rabies. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs099/en/. Updated April 2020. Accessed December 20, 2023. 17. KEDRAB [package insert]. Fort Lee, NJ: Kedrion Biopharma Inc.; 2021.

SAME KEDRAB, IMPROVED PRODUCT PACKAGING

  • Enhanced color packaging for clear identification of 2mL and 10mL dosage options
  • User-friendly vertical barcodes on vials for easier scanning

New KEDRAB packaging, with distinctive vial sizes and colors, designed to reduce chances of error

Over the next several months, you can expect to start receiving KEDRAB® (Rabies Immune Globulin [Human]) with enhanced product packaging, as pictured above. Products with new packaging will be shipped when available, and after distributors' current supplies become depleted. As such, it is likely you may not receive both the new 2mL and 10mL product packaging at the same time.