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  1. A Comparative Study of Enumeration Techniques for Free-Roaming Dogs in Rural Baramati, District Pune, India

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    | Contributor(s):: Harish Kumar Tiwari, Abi Tamim Vanak, Mark O'Dea, Jully Gogoi-Tiwari, Ian Duncan Robertson

    The presence of unvaccinated free-roaming dogs (FRD) amidst human settlements is a major contributor to the high incidence of rabies in countries such as India, where the disease is endemic. Estimating FRD population size is crucial to the planning and evaluation of interventions,...

  2. A pilot study on the usefulness of information and education campaign materials in enhancing the knowledge, attitude and practice on rabies in rural Sri Lanka

    | Contributor(s):: Matibag, G. C., Ohbayashi, Y., Kanda, K., Yamashina, H., Kumara, W. R., Perera, I. N., De Silva, D. D., De, S. Gunawardena G. S., Jayasinghe, A., Ditangco, R. A., Tamashiro, H.

  3. A quantitative release assessment for the noncommercial movement of companion animals: Risk of rabies reintroduction to the United Kingdom

    | Contributor(s):: Goddard, A. D., Donaldson, N. M., Horton, D. L., Kosmider, R., Kelly, L. A., Sayers, A. R., Breed, A. C., Freuling, C. M., Müller, T., Shaw, S. E., Hallgren, G., Fooks, A. R., Snary, E. L.

  4. A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options

    | Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Lohr, C. A., Duffy, D. C.

    Domestic cats ( Felis catus) are a common household pet and also a notorious invasive species around the world. Because cat numbers have been increasing in many locations it is critical to work on management solutions that help to reduce threats posed by cats. With regard to cat behavior, one of...

  5. A study of the investigatory behavior of the dairy cow

    | Contributor(s):: Nielsen, M. A., Luescher, U. A.

    A commission to investigate the possible ingestion by dairy cattle of air-dropped wildlife baits for vaccination against sylvatic rabies provided an opportunity for a detailed study of bovine investigatory behaviour. Twelve unarmed baits (half of which were placed in a bag with live slurry...

  6. A survey of dog populations in urban and rural areas of Yucatan, Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Ortega-Pacheco, A., Rodriguez-Buenfil, J. C., Bolio-Gonzalez, M. E., Sauri-Arceo, C. H., Jimenez-Coello, M., Forsberg, C. L.

    A survey in a major Mexican city (Merida) and three rural communities was conducted to generate information regarding the size and structure of the owned-dog populations and people's opinions about the dogs and how they took care of them. Household characteristics and dog population size, health...

  7. An epizootic of rabies in Maryland, 1982-84

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M., Felser, S. R., Glickman, L. T.

    Racoon rabies was first recorded in peninsular Florida in 1947 (McLean, Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1971, 123, 680-81). Other states of the USA reported only sporadic cases until the 1960s when the incidence increased and it spread into mainland Florida and Georgia. Spread progressed...

  8. An epizootic of rabies: raccoon rabies has surged into the mid-Atlantic region, spilling over into the dog and cat population

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, Alan M.

  9. An ethicist's commentary on rabies vaccinations of raccoons

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  10. An ethicist's commentary on whether rabies vaccine for livestock should be sold over the counter

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  11. An ethicists commentary on annual rabies vaccination

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  12. Animal-based national surveillance for zoonotic disease: quality, limitations, and implications of a model system for monitoring rabies

    | Contributor(s):: Childs, J. E., Krebs, J. W., Real, L. A., Gordon, E. R.

    Surveillance for zoonotic diseases among wildlife is a research and public health challenge. The inherent limitations posed by the requisite human-animal interactions are often undefined and underappreciated. The national surveillance system for animal rabies in the United States was examined as...

  13. Assessing Factors Associated with Observed Levels of Adherence to Antirabies PEP Vaccine Among Animal Bite Victims in Machakos Level Five Hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Alice N. Gichohi

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with observed levels of adherence to ant rabies PEP vaccine among animal bite victims in Machakos level five hospital.Methodology: The study used Cross sectional study design. It utilized both qualitative and quantitative...

  14. Assessing the Risk of a Canine Rabies Incursion in Northern Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Emily G. Hudson, Victoria J. Brookes, Michael P. Ward

    Rabies is a globally distributed virus that causes approximately 60,00 human deaths annually with >99% of cases caused by dog bites. Australia is currently canine rabies free. However, the recent eastward spread of rabies in the Indonesian archipelago has increased the probability of rabies...

  15. Biting dogs in Rome (Italy)

    | Contributor(s):: Maragliano, L., Ciccone, G., Fantini, C., Petrangeli, C., Saporito, G., Traglia, M. di, Natoli, E.

    We present data on dog biting events which occurred in Rome and were recorded by the Public Dog Shelter and Veterinary Hospital of Rome. In Italy the control of rabies is regulated by Presidential Decree. Recently, the endorsement of a National Law, aimed at the prevention of dog and cat...

  16. Building the road to a regional zoonoses strategy: A survey of zoonoses programmes in the Americas

    | Contributor(s):: Melody J Maxwell, Mary H Freire de Carvalho, Armando E Hoet, Marco AN Vigilato, Julio C Pompei, Ottorino Cosivi, Victor J Del Rio Vilas, Patrick Butaye (editor)

    In recent years, global public health security has been threatened by zoonotic disease emergence as exemplified by outbreaks of H5N1 and H1N1 influenza, SARS, and most recently Ebola and Zika. Additionally, endemic zoonoses, such as rabies, burden countries year after year, placing demands on...

  17. Canine ecology and socioeconomic factors associated with dogs unvaccinated against rabies in a Mexican city across the US-Mexico border

    | Contributor(s):: Flores-Ibarra, M., Estrella-Valenzuela, G.

  18. Canine Rabies: A Looming Threat to Public Health

    | Contributor(s):: Sigfrido Burgos-Cáceres

    Rabies is an acute, fatal viral disease that infects domestic and wild animals and is transmissible to humans. Worldwide, rabies kills over 55,000 people every year. The domestic dog plays a pivotal role in rabies transmission. Domestic dogs are not only part of our daily lives but also of our...

  19. Canine rabies: a looming threat to public health

    | Contributor(s):: Burgos-Caceres, S.

    Rabies is an acute, fatal viral disease that infects domestic and wild animals and is transmissible to humans. Worldwide, rabies kills over 55,000 people every year. The domestic dog plays a pivotal role in rabies transmission. Domestic dogs are not only part of our daily lives but also of our...

  20. Care of dogs and attitudes of dog owners in Port-au-Prince, the Republic of Haiti

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Gall, M., Green, D., Eller, W. S.

    This article reports the first known study on dogs in Port-au-Prince. Interviews with 1,290 residents provided information on 1,804 dogs. More than 57.7% of homes kept dogs. Not all the dogs received vaccinations for rabies (41.6%), even though 28.2% of households had had a household member...