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Evidence of Lagos Bat Virus Circulation among Nigerian Fruit Bats
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During lyssavirus surveillance, 350 brains from four species of fruit bats and one species of insectivorous bat were collected from seven locations in Northern Nigeria during May to October, 2006, and serologic tests demonstrated the presence of lyssvirus-neutralizing antibodies in bat sera.
Dog Ecology and Population Studies in Lagos State, Nigeria
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The findings of this study showed a male: female ratio of dog to be 1:1.5 and a dog: human ratio of 1:5.6 and a responsible dog ownership as majority of the respondents do confine, vaccinate and provide food for their dogs.
Serological prevalence of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in agro-pastoral areas of Nigeria
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Although eradication is more likely to be achieved through regional approaches, enhanced vaccination coverage supported with targeted surveillance and a trace back system based on cattle trade and movement records will sustain effective control of the disease in the Nigerian cattle population.
Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Dog Owners to Canine Rabies in Wukari Metropolis, Taraba State Nigeria
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There is a need for educational programmes targeted at dog owners to increase their level of knowledge and reduce the risk of exposure to rabies, with respondents within the age group 20-30 years more likely to have negative attitude than those over 40 years.
Demographic and Ecological Survey of Dog Population in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
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The relative high dog to human ratio and low vaccination Coverage of owned dogs population pose public health concerns requiring adequate public health education and proper antirabies vaccination coverage of dogs in the study area.
Knowledge and Practice about Rabies among Children Receiving Formal and Informal Education in Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria
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It is, therefore, important for children to be properly educated about rabies so that they can avoid dogs, recognise potential exposures, report to a responsible adult and pass on the knowledge to their peers.
Assessment of Risk of Possible Exposure to Rabies among Processors and Consumers of Dog Meat in Zaria and Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria
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It is indicated that processors and consumers of dog meat are deficient in the knowledge of rabies and there is a need for educational programmes targeted at this high risk group to increase their level of knowledge and reduce the risk of exposure.
Total phenolics and antioxidant activity of Tridax procumbens Linn.
Traditional medicinal plant, Tridax procumbens was analyzed for reducing power ability as an antioxidant using the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay and for total phenolics using the
Rabies and Dog Bites Cases in Lagos State Nigeria: A Prevalence and Retrospective Studies (2006-2011)
TLDR
It is indicated that rabies antigen is present among dogs slaughtered in Lagos State and may pose a threat to public health.
EVALUATION OF DOG SLAUGHTER AND CONSUMPTION PRACTICES RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF RABIES IN NIGERIA
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Despite their rational, the practices of dog trade, slaughter and consumption were detrimental to dogs as well as the control of rabies, particularly when evidence indicated that up to 28% of dogs slaughtered for human consumption in Nigeria may harbor the rabies virus.
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