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Estimating the Global Burden of Endemic Canine Rabies
TLDR
Investment in dog vaccination, the single most effective way of reducing the disease burden, has been inadequate and that the availability and affordability of PEP needs improving, demonstrating that collaboration by medical and veterinary sectors could dramatically reduce the current large, and unnecessary, burden of rabies on affected communities.
Correction: Estimating the Global Burden of Endemic Canine Rabies
There are a number of errors in Table 3. The table legend should read: Breakdown of economic costs of rabies by cluster in millions of USD. The headings for columns six, seven, and eight are
Response to a Rabies Epidemic, Bali, Indonesia, 2008–2011
TLDR
Subsequent island-wide mass vaccination led to substantial declines in rabies incidence and spread, but the incidence of dog bites remains high, and repeat campaigns are necessary to eliminate rabies in Bali.
Dog training methods: their use, effectiveness and interaction with behaviour and welfare
Historically, pet dogs were trained using mainly negative reinforcement or punishment, but positive reinforcement using rewards has recently become more popular. The methods used may have different
Renewed Global Partnerships and Redesigned Roadmaps for Rabies Prevention and Control
TLDR
It is demonstrated that the responsibility of managing rabies falls upon multiple sectors, that a truly integrated approach is the key to rabies elimination, and that considerable progress has been made to this effect.
Incidence of dog bites and public attitudes towards dog care and management in Samoa
TLDR
Assessment of attitudes towards dogs and their management in Samoa demonstrated that Samoa has one of the world’s highest recorded levels of household dog ownership but a comparatively low rate of vaccination and sterilisation and the dog population showed a strong male bias suggesting females are removed from the population.
Designing Programs for Eliminating Canine Rabies from Islands: Bali, Indonesia as a Case Study
TLDR
Analyzing data from the Bali epidemic and comparing the effectiveness of control methods at eliminating rabies shows that a comprehensive high coverage campaign in 2012 would likely result in elimination, saving ∼550 human lives and ∼$15 million in prophylaxis costs over the next ten years.
Fecundity and longevity of roaming dogs in Jaipur, India
TLDR
Recording the pregnancy status of dogs collected for spaying and individual marking of dogs released following spaying can provide estimates of some of the demographic parameters essential for predicting the future effectiveness of an ABC programme.
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