Renewed global partnerships and redesigned roadmaps for rabies prevention and control

Lembo, T. et al. (2011) Renewed global partnerships and redesigned roadmaps for rabies prevention and control. Veterinary Medicine International, 2011, p. 923149. (doi: 10.4061/2011/923149)



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Canine rabies, responsible for most human rabies deaths, is a serious global public health concern. This zoonosis is entirely preventable, but by focusing solely upon rabies prevention in humans, this "incurable wound" persists at high costs. Although preventing human deaths through canine rabies elimination is feasible, dog rabies control is often neglected, because dogs are not considered typical economic commodities by the animal health sector. Here, we demonstrate 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. Achievements include the construction of global rabies networks and organizational partnerships; development of road maps, operational toolkits, and a blueprint for rabies prevention and control; and opportunities for scaling up and replication of successful programs. Progress must continue towards overcoming the remaining challenges preventing the ultimate goal of rabies elimination.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Article ID: 923149
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hiby, Dr Elly and Lembo, Dr Tiziana and Cleaveland, Professor Sarah
Authors: Lembo, T., Attlan, M., Bourhy, H., Cleaveland, S., Costa, P., de Balogh, K., Dodet, B., Fooks, A. R., Hiby, E., Leanes, F., Meslin, F.-X., Miranda, M. E., Müller, T., Nel, L. H., Rupprecht, C. E., Tordo, N., Tumpey, A., Wandeler, A., and Briggs, D. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Medicine International
Publisher:SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research
ISSN (Online):2090-8113
Published Online:01 June 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research
First Published:First published in Veterinary Medicine International 2011
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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