Dog rabies and its control

Knobel, D. N. , Lembo, T. , Morters, M., Townsend, S. E., Cleaveland, S. and Hampson, K. (2013) Dog rabies and its control. In: Jackson, A. C. (ed.) Rabies: Scientific Basis of the Disease and its Management. Academic Press: Amsterdam, pp. 591-615. ISBN 9780123965479 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-396547-9.00017-1)

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Domestic dogs are the major reservoir of rabies virus across much of its range, and are responsible for the majority of human exposures. The control of the disease in domestic dogs thus has important implications for public health, particularly in Africa and Asia where canine rabies is endemic. Dog rabies control measures have the ultimate objective of decreasing the burden of human rabies, and of eventual elimination in endemic areas. Mass vaccination is the mainstay of successful dog rabies control. This chapter covers some of the key theoretical concepts of the epidemiology of dog rabies, and highlights the principles of control of the disease through mass vaccination. Practical aspects for the successful implementation of mass dog vaccination campaigns, including issues of sustainability, are also discussed.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:3rd revised edition
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lembo, Dr Tiziana and Hampson, Professor Katie and Knobel, Mr Darryn and Cleaveland, Professor Sarah and Townsend, Dr Sunny
Authors: Knobel, D. N., Lembo, T., Morters, M., Townsend, S. E., Cleaveland, S., and Hampson, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Publisher:Academic Press
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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)G0901135RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED