Evaluation of Mass Vaccination Campaign Coverage Against Rabies in Dogs in Tunisia

  title={Evaluation of Mass Vaccination Campaign Coverage Against Rabies in Dogs in Tunisia},
  author={Leila Touihri and I. Zaouia and K Elhili and Koussay Dellagi and Chokri Bahloul},
  journal={Zoonoses and Public Health},
In Tunisia, rabies continues to be considered as a serious public health concern. Very costly mass vaccination of dogs against rabies and expensive post‐exposure prophylaxis are prerequisites to maintain a low level of human rabies cases. In Tunisia, the implementation of mass vaccination campaigns at the national level has undoubtedly contributed to the drop of rabies endemicity, but the overall outcome is rather suboptimal. In this investigation, we wanted to estimate the extent of the… 

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