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...
Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops
Contributor(s):: Jacob Monroe Davenport
I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...
Contributor(s):: M.C. Atapattu
Improving rabies control in free-roaming dogs
Contributor(s):: Michelle Kimberley Morters
Canine-mediated rabies is a serious zoonosis responsible for at least 55,000 human deaths every year, primarily in less developed communities in Asia and Africa where domestic dogs are free-roaming. The disease can be effectively controlled through vaccinating at least 45% of the dogs in a...
Rabies control initiative in Tamil Nadu, India: a test case for the 'One Health' approach
Contributor(s):: Syed Shahid Abbas, Vidya Venkataramanan, Garima Pathak, Manish Kakkar
Although India accounts for nearly 50%5C% of the global rabies mortality, there is no organised national rabies control programme. Rabies control is generally confined to small urban pockets, with minimal intersectoral co-ordination. Tamil Nadu is the first state in India to implement a...
Forecasting the spread of raccoon rabies using a purpose-specific group decision-making process
Contributor(s):: Anderson, Aaron, Shwiff, Stephanie A., Chipman, Richard B., Atwood, Todd, Cozzens, Tyler, Fillo, Frank, Hale, Robert, Hatch, Brody, Maki, Joanne, Rhodes, Olin E., Rees, Erin E., Rupprecht, Charles E., Tinline, Rowland, VerCauteren, Kurt C., Slate, Dennis
Evaluation of rhodamine B as a biomarker for raccoons
Contributor(s):: Fry, T. L., Atwood, T., Dunbar, M. R.
Bats and Rabies in Utah
Contributor(s):: Nicki Frey
This fact sheet describes the 10 species of bats found in Utah, what to do if you are bitten and how to avoid contracting diseases from them.
Rabies in North America
This fact sheet describes rabies in North America; symptoms in humans and animals, and what to do if you encounter a suspicious animal.
Rabies, Dog Bites Prevalence, and Legislation
Contributor(s):: Zenny Ng
Rabies Vaccination Protocols and Pitfalls
Population demographic survey and ownership of pet dogs and cats from a small city of southern Brazil
Contributor(s):: Trapp, S. M., Maeda, M. S. C. de F., Kemper, B., Barca Junior, F. A., Freire, R. L., Pretto-Giordano, L. G., Headley, S. A.
This study evaluated the population dynamics and ownerships of dogs and cats from the city of Jaguapita, southern Brazil. The human to dog and cat ratios were 4.6 and 21.5, respectively. Comparatively more dogs ( n=2,460) than cats ( n=571) were within the households and there were significantly...
Emerging and re-emerging zoonoses of dogs and cats
Contributor(s):: Chomel, B. B.
Since the middle of the 20th century, pets are more frequently considered as "family members" within households. However, cats and dogs still can be a source of human infection by various zoonotic pathogens. Among emerging or re-emerging zoonoses, viral diseases, such as rabies (mainly from dog...
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...
Effectiveness of Trap-Spay/Neuter-Return Programs on Free-Roaming Cats As A Form of Rabies Prevention
Contributor(s):: Scott McGonagle
Cats are the second most tested animal for rabies each year in Massachusetts. In order to reduce the cost of rabies prevention, trap-spay/neuter-return (TNR) programs for feral cats can be used to reduce the population of cats, thus reducing potential rabies exposure. This is significant to...
Animal Rabies, Maine-2012
Rabies in Iowa
Contributor(s):: Bernie Napolski
Iowa has one of the highest rates of rabies outbreaks in the country and there is very little the state legislature can do about it. To deal with rabies effectively, the state would have to get to the source of the major portion of rabies cases in Iowa - the skunk.
Arizona Manual for Rabies Control and Bite Management
This manual is intended for use by veterinarians, animal control personnel, wildlife biologists, wildlife rehabilitators, and local health departments for rabies control purposes. These recommendations are based on the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control; Human Rabies...
Preventing the Spread of Rabies: Charmaine Tham at TEDxMacquarieUniversity
Charmaine Tham is a veterinarian in Australia, but grew up as a self-confessed irresponsible pet owner in Singapore. She contributes probono as Vice President on the board of Vets Beyond Borders, an Australian-based non-profit organisation that provides veterinary aid to partners in developing...
Investigation of an Imported Case of Rabies in a Juvenile Dog with Atypical Presentation
Contributor(s):: Nicholas Johnson, Alex Nunez, Denise A. Marston, Graeme Harkess, Katja Voller, Trudy Goddard, Daniel Hicks, Lorraine M. Mcelhinney, Anthony R. Fooks
Movement of dogs between rabies-endemic and rabies-free countries carries the inherent risk of introducing the disease. In April of 2008, a juvenile dog was imported to the UK from Sri Lanka. It died shortly after transfer to a quarantine facility in the south-east of England following a short...