Study of the dog population and the rabies control activities in the Mirigama area of Sri Lanka
Contributor(s):: Matter, H. C., Wandeler, A. I., Neuenschwander, B. E., Harischandra, L. P., Meslin, F. X.
Vaccination coverage and epidemiological parameters of the owned-dog population in Thungsong District, Thailand
Contributor(s):: Kongkaew, W., Coleman, P., Pfeiffer, D. U., Antarasena, C., Thiptara, A.
Zoonotic diseases of cats
Contributor(s):: August, J. R., Loar, A. S.
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...
Ethiopian village dogs: behavioural responses to a stranger's approach
Contributor(s):: Ortolani, A., Vernooij, H., Coppinger, R.
We studied the behavioural ecological characteristics of free-roaming dogs (Canis familiaris) in four Ethiopian villages via observational surveys. The Ethiopian village dogs surveyed in this study have similar characteristics to other free-roaming dog populations in the world: (1) they are...
The influence of pack social structure on oral rabies vaccination coverage in captive African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus )
Contributor(s):: Knobel, D. L., Toit, J. T. du
This paper examines the application of oral immunisation against rabies in African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), a highly social species that is currently endangered. The influence of pack social structure on consumption of baits was studied in an artificially created captive pack of seven adult wild...
Zoonotic disease concerns in animal-assisted therapy and animal visitation programs
Contributor(s):: David Waltner-Toews
A survey was done of 150 systematically selected United States animal care agencies and 74 Canadian humane societies to determine the prevalence of animal assisted therapy (AAT) programs; concerns about, and experience with, zoonotic diseases; and precautions taken to prevent zoonotic disease...
An ethicist's commentary on rabies vaccinations of raccoons
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
An ethicist's commentary on whether rabies vaccine for livestock should be sold over the counter
An ethicists commentary on annual rabies vaccination
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...
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.
Estimating the number of free roaming dogs
Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M.
Rabies - 100% Killer
Raccoon rabies in the mid-Atlantic (epidemic) and southeastern states (endemic), 1970-1986: an evaluation of reporting methods
Contributor(s):: Torrence, M. E., Beck, A. M., Glickman, L. T., Perez, C. M., Samuels, M. L.
The epidemiology and prevention of animal bites
Unreported dog bites in children
Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M., Jones, B. A.
In 1981, more than 3,200 Pennsylvania children, ages 4 to 18 years, were surveyed about their dog bite histories and attitudes toward animals. Dog bites were much more common than previously reported: 45 percent of children had been bitten during their lifetimes, and 15.5 percent had been bitten...
In this century, the number of human deaths in the United States attributed to rabies has declined from 100 or more each year to an average of 2 or 3 each year. Two programs have been responsible for this decline. First, animal control and vaccination programs begun in the 1940's and oral rabies...
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...
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...