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  1. Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies Deaths by 2030: Needs Assessment and Alternatives for Progress Based on Dog Vaccination

    Contributor(s):: Ryan M. Wallace, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Jesse D. Blanton, Julie Cleaton, Richard Franka

    Background: Rabies imposes a substantial burden to about half of the world population. The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health, and the Food and Agriculture Organization have set the goal of eliminating dog-mediated human rabies deaths by 2030. This could be...

  2. 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...

  3. Estimating the number of free roaming dogs

    Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M.

  4. 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...

  5. Evaluation of a canine rabies vaccination campaign and characterization of owned-dog populations in the Philippines

    Contributor(s):: Robinson, L. E., Miranda, M. E., Miranda, N. L., Childs, J. E.

  6. Evaluation of rhodamine B as a biomarker for raccoons

    Contributor(s):: Fry, T. L., Atwood, T., Dunbar, M. R.

  7. Exploring opportunities to do things differently

    Contributor(s):: Gibbens, N.

  8. Feral cat control in Britain; developing a rabies contingency strategy

    Contributor(s):: R.J.C. Page, D.H. Bennett

    Feral cat (Felis catus) control is required for reasons of public health, the welfare of cats themselves, and rabies control should an outbreak occur in Britain. A prerequisite to the control of feral cat colonies would be establishing their location. A method for locating colonies was developed...

  9. Field evaluation of a dog owner, participation-based, bait delivery system for the oral immunization of dogs against rabies in Tunisia

    Contributor(s):: Ben Youssef, S., Matter, H. C., Schumacher, C. L., Kharmachi, H., Jemli, J., Mrabet, L., Gharbi, M., Hammami, S., El Hicheri, K., Aubert, M. F., Meslin, F. X.

  10. 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

  11. Guidelines for police officers when responding to emergency animal incidents

    Contributor(s):: Hanyok, P. M.

  12. Human Rabies

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    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...

  13. 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...

  14. In Vivo Safety Studies With SPBN GASGAS in the Frame of Oral Vaccination of Foxes and Raccoon Dogs Against Rabies

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    | Contributor(s):: Steffen Ortmann, Antje Kretzchmar, Christiane Kaiser, Thomas Linder, Conrad Freuling, Christian Kaiser, Peter Schuster, Thomas Mueller, Ad Vos

    In order to obtain Marketing Authorization for an oral rabies vaccine in the European Union, not only safety studies in the target species, red fox and raccoon dog, are required. Since baits are distributed unsupervised in the environment, specific safety studies in selected non-target species...

  15. Incidence of canine rabies in N'Djamena, Chad

    | Contributor(s):: Kayali, U., Mindekem, R., Yemadji, N., Oussiguere, A., Naissengar, S., Ndoutamia, A. G., Zinsstag, J.

  16. Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

    | Contributor(s):: Basarajappa, A. D., Rupasi, Tiwari, Rakesh, Roy, Davinder, Singh, Matt, V. T., Devan, Arora

    The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary hospital, Palam, New Delhi, India. From each clinical complex, 50 pet dog owners were selected...

  17. Investigation of an Imported Case of Rabies in a Juvenile Dog with Atypical Presentation

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    | 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...

  18. Knowledge and perceptions of dog-associated zoonoses: Brazos County, Texas, USA

    | Contributor(s):: Bingham, G. M., Budke, C. M., Slater, M. R.

  19. Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding rabies and exposure to bats in two rural communities in Guatemala

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    | Contributor(s):: David Moran, Patricia Juliao, Danilo Alvarez, Kim A Lindblade, James A Ellison, Amy T Gilbert, Brett Petersen, Charles Rupprecht, Sergio Recuenco

    Background Rabies is a fatal encephalitis caused by rabies virus, of the genus Lyssavirus. The principal reservoir for rabies in Latin America is the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), which feeds routinely on the blood of cattle, and when livestock are scarce, may prey on...

  20. Legislating Fear and the Public Health in Gilded Age Massachusetts

    | Contributor(s):: Teigen, Philip M.