Epidemiology of animal bites and rabies cases in India. A multicentric study.

  title={Epidemiology of animal bites and rabies cases in India. A multicentric study.},
  author={Rattan Lal Ichhpujani and C. Mala and Mittal Veena and Jagjeet Singh and Mohan Bhardwaj and Dipesh Bhattacharya and Saroj Kanta Pattanaik and Narasimhan Balakrishnan and Avinash Kumar Reddy and G Samnpath and N. Firoz Gandhi and Sunita. S. Nagar and L. Arjun Shiv},
  journal={The Journal of communicable diseases},
  volume={40 1},
Rabies, a disease of antiquity continues to be a major public health problem in India. Multiple factors contribute to high mortality and morbidity due to animal bites. An effective strategy for control of rabies takes into account the epidemiology of animal bites, rabies and factors influencing post exposure treatment. The study was carried out as a part of Agreement for Performance of Work (APW) from World Health Organization (WHO) during the period April 2001 to September 2002. Two sets of… CONTINUE READING


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