Response to a rabies epidemic in Bali, Indonesia

Putra, A.A.G., Hampson, K. , Girardi, J., Hiby, E., Knobel, D. , Mardiana, I., Townsend, S. and Scott-Orr, H. (2013) Response to a rabies epidemic in Bali, Indonesia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(4), pp. 648-651. (doi:10.3201/eid1904.120380)

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Abstract

Emergency vaccinations and culling failed to contain an outbreak of rabies in Bali, Indonesia, during 2008–2009. Subsequent island-wide mass vaccination (reaching 70% coverage, >200,000 dogs) led to substantial declines in rabies incidence and spread. However, the incidence of dog bites remains high, and repeat campaigns are necessary to eliminate rabies in Bali.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Knobel, Mr Darryn and Townsend, Dr Sunny and Hampson, Dr Katie
Authors: Putra, A.A.G., Hampson, K., Girardi, J., Hiby, E., Knobel, D., Mardiana, I., Townsend, S., and Scott-Orr, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN:1080-6040
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in Emerging Infectious Diseases 19(4):648-651
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
508041Understanding how a complex intervention works: designing large-scale vaccination programsDaniel HaydonMedical Research Council (MRC)G0901135/91914RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED